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Senator floats sales-tax hike to fund schools

Senator floats sales-tax hike to fund schools

By Rosemary Winters The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Oct 20, 2010 09:22PM MDT
Would you pay more in sales taxes to get a break on your property-tax bill? Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, has drafted a bill for the 2011 Utah Legislature that would boost sales taxes to pay for education and require school districts to cut their property taxes. The goal is to spread education funds more evenly among Utah’s 41 school districts and 80 public charter schools. The Legislature’s Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee, which Adams co-chairs, discussed the proposal Wednesday. But Adams...
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