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On Politics: Passive-aggressive ‘school tax’ proposal could turn out more aggressive than it seems

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BRUCE ASATO / 2016

The state Constitution says the state is responsible for providing public education and it does so by taxing its citizens. Right now the only taxing power given to the counties is the power to tax real property. The amendment would allow the state to tax investment real estate and use that money for public education.