Why the Proposed Bastrop School District Tax Increases Hurt All of Us

8 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2016  

Howard Ross Nemerov

Independent

Date Written: October 15, 2016

Abstract

Bastrop Independent School District has two proposed property tax increases on November’s ballot. One would raise the Maintenance and Operations rate, the second would add an additional $75 million in school bond debt. These taxes will increase the cost of living in Bastrop and Bastrop County. Bastrop ISD is already among the heaviest-taxed and most-indebted school districts in Texas, and higher taxes decrease our community’s ability to remain economically viable by discouraging commercial growth.

Keywords: Taxation, Inflation, Regressive Tax

Suggested Citation

Nemerov, Howard Ross, Why the Proposed Bastrop School District Tax Increases Hurt All of Us (October 15, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2852801 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2852801

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