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Editorial: School funding: Real issue is not on how taxes are raised

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Posted on February 15, 2010 |
By Angelo Lynn



The state’s school finance laws are again under public scrutiny because of escalating property taxes even in the face of declining school budgets. Politicians and residents opposed to Act 60 and Act 68 have been quick to pounce on the legislation’s shortcomings and demand reform, or use the issue to fan the fires of discontent to gain favor (by virtue of a public disconnect with reality) among voters.

Along with this hoopla comes the inevitable lament that the finance laws are overly complex and we need to simplify the system.

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