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Education Property Tax. On Wednesday afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee held a somewhat sparsely attended meeting to discuss a proposal that would establish a new education funding system. The committee, which has taken on this broken and increasingly unsustainable system is working to develop an alternative that is more transparent, reduces reliance on the homestead property tax (at least in the short term), moves more to an income tax type of funding, and ties high spending more closely to the wallets of those who vote for that high spending.

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