New School Taxes Harder To Find On Election Day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota voters overwhelmingly voted to renew school levies on their property taxes, but were less enthusiastic about paying more.

The Minnesota School Boards Association reports voters approved nearly 80 percent of operating levy questions on the ballot Tuesday.

Spokesman Greg Abbott says 58 of the 114 school districts who went to their voters asked them to renew existing levies. Of those, 57 were approved. Only voters in the Rocori school district turned aside a renewal.

However, many districts put several questions to their voters, giving them the option of both renewing a levy and voting to raise their taxes.

For example, voters in the Anoka-Hennepin district approved a renewal, narrowly approved additional money for technology but rejected new money for future district expenses.

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  • See BS

    Public Schools are a lawsuit gravy boat and money laundering places for liberal activists.

    Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for these ponzi scam churches.

  • Me

    lol- th people of this state disgust me. They won’t even chip in a nickel for their own childrens’ education!?!?! This truly is the welfare state. Even the people who aren’t on welfare want everything for free. This is really sad. It’s funny how everone has money for that big screen TV sitting in their living room, but they refuse to pay an extra $10 a year for education. I better not hear 1 person complain about the schools or education. All of you who voted no are part of the problem and should be ashamed of yourselves.

    • Enough

      Why should I foot the bill for education when that is a state issue and I don’t have any kids so why should I pay for your snot nose kid who will probably end up doing a crime and end up in jail.
      The schools get enough money and don’t spend it wisely and can cut their administration costs and their benefits before asking people for more money.

  • Betty

    You obviously don’t know any kids these days. I feel badly for you. They are amazing, and so much brighter and worldly-thinking than you. Hopefully, even without your lousy dime, one of them will be your boss one day and they will fire you for lack of proper skills and people etiquette.

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