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Delaware bill allows school tax hikes without voter approval

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have again introduced legislation allowing school districts in Delaware to raise taxes without local voter approval.

A bill introduced Thursday says that, beginning in July 2020, a school board could increase the rate or amount of its district operating tax by at least 2% every year, indefinitely, without holding a referendum.

A school district could still hold a referendum if officials wanted to raise the operating tax by more than 2% or a rate equal to the increase in the consumer price index. A referendum also would still be required to pay for major construction projects.

The bill, similar to previous proposals, was introduced just days after residents in the Christina school district, one of Delaware's largest, rejected a proposed 20% increase in operating taxes.

 

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