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11:08 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Allowing Delaware School Boards to Raise Taxes With Referendum

State Representative Daryl Scott (D-Dover)
Credit legis.delaware.gov

There’s legislation in the Delaware General Assembly that could allow school boards to raise taxes incrementally without first going to the voters.

The House Education Committee Chair Darryl Scott plans to introduce the measure next week.

Scott told the Wilmington News Journal that he believes this would give the school boards a need tool to manage the district’s money.

The legislation would still force school boards to go to the voters for any tax increase over 3% and for capital projects such as a new school.

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