A change in the way Missouri pays for its public schools is being considered by the State Legislature. Local property taxes are the underpinning of our schools. But Senator Morris Westfall of Halfway says it’s time to end the dependence on property taxes because the system is unfair – both to taxpayers and to schools. He proposes cutting property taxes for schools to a dollar and a quarter, then increasing the income tax by one percent, and adding a penny per dollar to the sales tax.
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