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Against the school bond

December 1, 2013

Jeff Brose, Minot My youngest son, a 4th-grader, is in his second year in a portable at Perkett. While not the most convenient, he still manages to receive a quality education....

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Legend

Dec-04-13 10:49 AM

Visit the minot public schools website. Nothing good has to be sold. The governors task force on property taxes is all republicans i.e. there will not be significant tax relief. This is your chance to send a message and get their attention--vote no.

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Legend

Dec-03-13 10:23 PM

Voill no or u will also get the bill for a new event center and on and on and on.

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tarkin

Dec-03-13 9:19 PM

The schools are on the hotline tonight, begging everyone they call to vote yes for higher taxes.

Seems awful funny how they think everyone, whether they can afford it or not, should pay for everyones kids, not just your own, its your job to pay for all kids, the rest of your life.

These poor kids cant learn without new walls around them, give me a break, whats that say to kids.

In other words, don't strive for better things kids, the government will take care of you, or should I say property owners.

Socialism is a dependency disease!

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Legend

Dec-03-13 5:57 PM

More than one commenter on the schools has said "know the facts". Fact is many need go no farther than their bank account.

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MarkHighwater

Dec-02-13 11:00 PM

VOTE NO...wouldn't be prudent.

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concerned

Dec-02-13 8:30 PM

73 Hockey...1,000 plus more in taxes is coming from property tax hike before the bond..****es with the commercial property added to South Minot.......

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ChasinND

Dec-02-13 8:24 PM

Vote NO in Minot Dec. 10th.

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73Hockey

Dec-02-13 5:17 PM

Eh, thousand bucks, that equates to about 8 trips to Wal-Mart.

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Legend

Dec-02-13 2:11 PM

73: less than ten years ago someone bought a house for $139K. Oil came and the value went to $256K. That is where the $1,000 plus comes from. Add increases in the mill levy and the thousand goes higher. Then add maintenance on the new Ramstad. We must say no or the state will spend their billions on corporate welfare or frivolous nonsense We must say no because we cannot afford it.

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73Hockey

Dec-02-13 1:39 PM

Just curious but where are you coming up with $1000 more in taxes?

If you have a half million dollar home, you can pony up, you won't even feel it. Sorry, thats what the Libs always say.

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doxiemom

Dec-02-13 1:12 PM

We cannot afford $1000+ more in taxes. We will be voting NO.

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FrankG

Dec-02-13 9:59 AM

Turn the unused top floor of the new county building into classrooms.

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ChasinND

Dec-02-13 8:32 AM

**VOTE NO ON BOTH ITEMS ON DECEMBER 10TH!!**

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subman

Dec-02-13 7:58 AM

ever wonder why the no voters usually have facts and figures backing up their message while the yes voters just rely on it's for the children emotions

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muleskinner

Dec-02-13 7:23 AM

The YES vote No vote arguments are getting ridiculous.

The city council should pass a new fee on bars and liquor establishments, a 'school fund fee' on each drink sold at bars and all purchases of spirits sold at retail outlets. I'd vote YES if a vote were to decide if those who drink like fish should pay for school system funding. Name the new high school Yukon Jack High.

If the smokers who pay the tobacco tax can fund the school lands trust, then the drunks in town can fund the improvements in the school system and the new schools Minot so desperately needs. Plethora of bars in Minot, money flows like wine in bars.

Tobacco corporations should demand that middle schools be named after their trade names, since they are funding education in North Dakota. Marlboro Middle School sounds cool.

There are a lot of young people who smoke cigarettes, so the tobacco tax contribution to the education fund is funded mostly by the youth in this state. Tax them more.

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citizen24

Dec-01-13 11:11 PM

I agree a school district cant have their own sales tax but Minot voters passed an ordinance for 3/10s of cent to public buildings. Id like to see an ag opinion on that then.

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citizen24

Dec-01-13 11:08 PM

Well pretty sad rule we can use sales tax for curling building, private schools and ymca but not public education buildings. That's called one party rule in Bismarck I guess.

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ChasinND

Dec-01-13 10:53 PM

Holy*****ConcernedGrandparent, I just as a question! But I still going to "VOTE NO on Both"

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ConcernedGrandparent

Dec-01-13 7:17 PM

ChasinND, you are wrong again. School buildings belong to the school district, which is totally seperate from the city. As for MSU, they are part of Higher Education again which is no part of the district. The legislature chose a few years ago to change the law so no school district could benefit from a sales tax. They did not limit higher education or other education from using or requesting the funds. Once again I tell you make a educated vote. It sounds like you are reacting not looking at the FACTS. Read the law: 57-39.2-26.1. VOTE YES

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Legend

Dec-01-13 7:00 PM

Good point Chas: Any spending rules can be changed. In the meantime if the state paid for other oil impacts like tax relief, we might be willing to pay more 4 schools--but not hear what they want. vote no and life will get better for all of us.

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ChasinND

Dec-01-13 3:55 PM

If sales tax money can't be used for school's, the how the H,E,double hockey sticks can MSU take money from the city? Isn't school buildings part of the city infrastructure?

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ChasinND

Dec-01-13 3:50 PM

**VOTE NO ON BOTH ITEMS ON DECEMBER 10TH!!**

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ConcernedGrandparent

Dec-01-13 1:54 PM

Mr Brose and others that keep bringing up using Sales Tax as an answer. Please refer to section 57-39.2-26.1 of the ND Century Code where the use of Sales Tax for School Districts IS NOT ALLOWED. And getting any State money will not happen for two years if it does. The School Board has stated it will seek funding from the State during the next session. Mr Brose you may find your child going to another school next year. The School District needs a fix now. Vote Yes!!!

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concerned

Dec-01-13 1:45 PM

You didn't cover the flooding because of the commercial property and in addition, the property tax hikes come before the flooding so there isn't a say in it......

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concerned

Dec-01-13 1:44 PM

We are taxed to death. In addition, many received flooding that never did before because of commercial development that is is suppose to be relief but is a property tax hike for all in the area...You didn't get a story on that either.....blah to the school and city.....

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