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Lawmaker's bill could add $10-$15 million to Utah schools each year

Lawmaker's bill could add $10-$15 million to Utah schools each year

by Lisa Schencker
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jan 12, 2013 11:06AM MDT

In a state that has long lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to school spending, one Utah lawmaker plans to run a bill this year to boost funding by adding dollars to education over time — though some see it as little more than a tax increase.
Rep. Joel Briscoe, D-Salt Lake City, is sponsoring HB55, which would do two main things to increase school funding. For one, it would freeze one property tax rate, called the basic levy. At present, that rate decreases as values rise, beca...

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