Why the Proposed Bastrop School District Tax Increases Hurt All of Us
8 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 15, 2016
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
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