Republican State Senator Promotes Raiding Of School Savings Account
Republican State Senator sides with Teacher's Union against School Board Association.
Yesterday, Rob Port of the SayAnythingBlog hosted a debate on his radio show featuring State Senator Tim Flakoll (R-Fargo) and North Dakota School Board Association Jon Martinson.
And the debate got quite heated with Senator Flakoll mis-characterizing testimony given during the legislative session.
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Senator Flakoll repeatedly claims that property taxes will go up if this fund is not opened up to be spent - this is a scare tactic and proves that when the "property tax reform buydown" money was rolled into the Permanent Education Spending Formula it was not so permanent afterall.
During the 2013 legislative session, the money that was used for the original Property Tax Buydown was rolled into the K-12 Education Funding Formula, as Governor Dalrymple's press release stated:
Following Dalrymple’s recommendation, the Legislature approved the most significant r…
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