Saturday, May 14, 2016

Calls for Reform of SC School Funding Unheard for a Decade

We told you so. 

It would be nice to think that makes any difference to the current mess in school district funding or on the Charleston County School District's $18-million shortfall. 

Thanks to the stupidity of voters and politicians over the last decade or so, Charleston County taxpayers will end up with the worst of both worlds: a penny sales tax AND owner-occupied homes subject to school taxes. 

Blame the politicians who in 2006 voted to change the rules on school funding knowing that Charleston County's share would fall. Blame those property owners who sniveled over how much their homes had appreciated in value--causing the burden of school property taxes to increase. Blame those who imagine that sales taxes fall mostly on tourists.

Here's a walk down memory lane for those of you new to the property tax controversy:

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