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Would you support a property tax increase for either city or school budgets given the current economy?

July 22, 2010

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Nicole Gerken (Account director of Pearcy Dunning Advertising and Public Relations in Bonner Springs) says...

“Yes, I would. Education is our foundation. It's certainly worth investing so we can be proactive.”

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Deb Taylor (Kramer and Associates certified public accountant Basehor Chamber of Commerce vice president in Basehor) says...

“I would not support a property tax increase at this time because of the recent sales tax increase. I do not believe higher taxes are the answer to our current economic crisis.”

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Valarie Grant (Creative Promotions owner in Basehor) says...

“Investing in the growth and development of our community and the education and future of our children is important. It would depend on the amount of increase and what they were proposing to do with it.”

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Jason Bailey 3 years, 9 months ago on Would you support a property tax increase for either city or school budgets given the current economy?

Absolutely not. One more tax increase in the name of "benefiting our kids" or "saving the bottle-nosed dolphins", or whatever sad puppy-eyed thing you want to throw out there is going to push many citizens over the edge.

The bureaucracies entrenched in every aspect of govt, all the way down to the local education system, is the cause of inadequate funding for education. It is not the result of the lack of income but rather the misdirection of income. Which is more important? Educating our kids or building a new soccer field? Yet, the soccer field was built, athletics continues to siphon off money and then the powers in education hold their hand out again and say, "cough up more, monkey." Sorry, this monkey is done playing.

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