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School districts work to keep tax increases within limits

Most coming in under cap despite easing of rules

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The state has eased the cap on property tax levies for school districts as they make higher pension payments next year, but few local districts plan to risk pushing the limit. Most local schools are playing it safe with a tax levy increase of between 2 percent and 4 percent, well below their individual property tax cap limits, a look at district numbers shows. Statewide, the average tax levy increase limit for 2013-14 is 4.6 ...

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May 1, 2013
7:01 a.m.

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What would be the tax levy if there was one school district per city and one for the rest of a county? We'll probably never know because most people are OK with their tax levy. As the article states, based on prior years history the school budgets are overwhelmingly approved. What more proof is there that people approve their tax levy than majority voter decision?