School tax question splits Minn. governor hopefuls

  • Article by: BRIAN BAKST , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 22, 2010 - 3:14 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's candidates for governor took different stands Tuesday on proposals granting school boards more power to raise property taxes without going to voters first.

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derek2469Jun. 22, 10 1:00 PM

I'm starting to think that is his whole name.

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truthbtoldJun. 22, 10 1:02 PM

...good grief - are you guys crazy? Who even thought of this concept???? And can we, the taxpayers, fire the school boards then when they abuse their power to tax us out of our homes?

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hennyboganJun. 22, 10 1:02 PM

Either give school boards the opportunity to make a decision (that's why they're elected)to enact a levy or take away the right of the other local agencies to arbitrarily do so. I'd be fine either way. I could be wrong but I don't believe cities and counties have to go to the voters for a referendum as long as they don't exceed the cap. This puts schools at a distinct disadvantage.

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stupidthingJun. 22, 10 1:08 PM

by whom? What group put on the forum and why didn't the two main party endorsees not attend?

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hennyboganJun. 22, 10 1:08 PM

we can fire them...we can vote them off the board.

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mahoneytJun. 22, 10 1:10 PM

Your monthly property tax liability will be greater than your mortgage payment. Sorry, school boards, but the answer is no. You have already proven that you have no aptitude for managing money. You will double our property taxes and shovel into the adminstrations pockets. No thanks!

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pault999Jun. 22, 10 1:11 PM

Some people are just willing to sell their souls to the devil as long as its the school board who asks them to do so.

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matthew444Jun. 22, 10 1:26 PM

A much better question is: What is each candidates going to do to respond to the issue of increased administrative costs (i.e. tests/accountability/merit pay) and decreased enrollment? I think the board should have to get approval from the voters. We've seen how other localities handle their jobs (i.e. eminent domain). Without a voter check, it's virtually impossible to overturn a board decision.

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hockeyfoxJun. 22, 10 1:46 PM

Any candidate, democrat or republican, that promises not to cut services, but will look to cut administrative or any other type of fluff has my vote.

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radster63Jun. 22, 10 2:27 PM

A tax should levied on those who send their kids to a private school or who are home schooling their kids to make up for the lost revenue the schools see when a child doesn't attend a public school. You know you will hear they should get their tax money back cuz they aren't sending them to a public school but guess what gang, you made that choice, get the check book out.

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