Louisa reduces tax rate

DailyProgress.com | Louisa OKs county budget:
The supervisors also voted 4-3 to lower the tax rate from 70 to 66 cents per $100 of assessed value. But assessments averaging 35 percent higher than they were in 2003 create a net tax increase of 6 cents, (bolding mine) according to officials. …“I think we went back to doing things for people,” Chairman Fitzgerald Barnes said of next fiscal year’s budget.
If nothing else, this is a step in the right direction.

This part is promising as well. The school system has agreed to a voluntary audit from the state designed to identify ways school divisions can increase efficiency. If only schools were actually competitive, we would all benefit.

Several academic studies show that vouchers also help children without vouchers since the threat of losing students creates a competitive atmosphere that boosts the quality of public schools.
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