Saturday, October 13, 2007

Paying for Taxes

Radio advertisements in the Kalamazoo area are promoting the Croyden school, which is run by the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency (KRESA). This school is the beneficiary of a proposed tax increase that will appear on the ballot in November. Voters shot down an almost identical proposal in May.

Until recently, the advertisements touted the school but did not mention the ballot proposal. Now, new advertisements mention the proposal and urge that voters adopt it. The ad says that it was "brought to you by Kalamazoo-RESA".

Was this advertisement paid for with taxpayer money? As far as I know, it is illegal to promote ballot proposals with taxpayer funds.

This issue deserves further investigation.

Tax Increases On the Ballot

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