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Voters say "yes" to Derby school improvements

One of the reasons people move to smaller cities like Derby, Maize, and Andover is the schools. It’s a big part of the towns’ economies, and a point of pride.
Last week three out of four Derby voters said “yes” to a 66.6 million-dollar bond issue. The money will go for new roofs, a new middle school, and other improvements including a new central kitchen. Property taxes will go up by about $40 a year on a 100-thousand-dollar house.
I’m surprised to see anyone in Kansas approving a tax increase of any kind. Most politicians in this state routinely promise lower taxes, but seldom deliver. Increasing taxes in Topeka? Political suicide.
At the local level, cities and counties and school districts hold the line on taxes … working smarter with fewer employees.
No one likes to raise their own taxes. With a 75% “yes” vote, the folks in Derby demonstrated their commitment to their schools.
Our thought for today is from Arthur Godfrey:
“I’m proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.”

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04/10/2012 1:03AM
Voters say "yes" to Derby school improvements
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