Wants levy reduced if state funds schools

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 3, 2014 

Now that property tax bills are out, it's a good time to point out that when the state fully funds basic education, under state Supreme Court order, there should be no need for local school districts to provide funding. Local school levies currently account for 38 percent of my property tax bill, which should go down accordingly.

Nonetheless, I can imagine that local levies may continue to be proposed even after the state assumes the cost. If so, remember to defeat them, as our state taxes will already be paying this expense.

Denis Hayner

Bellingham

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