The DFL’s insistence that they’d delivered property tax relief is BS. It always has been. This article is additional proof that the DFL was lying about property tax relief:

The Princeton School Board in a split vote on Dec. 16 increased the school district tax levy by 25.16 percent for taxes payable 2015 to fund the 2015-16 school year.

This was a departure from the board’s originally proposed 33.87 percent hike. The total levy will be a little more than $6.091 million, a $300,000 increase over this year’s levy. The original proposal would have increased the levy $724,000.

The disgusting thing about the DFL’s property tax increase is that voters didn’t get to approve the increase. Thanks to some legislative trickery a few years ago, this property tax increase was passed by the Princeton School Board.

What’s especially disgusting is the rate increase hike. The Princeton School Board trimmed down the tax increase from 33.87% to ‘just’ 25.16%. Raising people’s taxes by $300,000, especially in a small community like Princeton, will get noticed. Hopefully, regular people in Princeton will run for the school board to replace these taxaholics:

School board members Deb Ulm (chair), Eric Minks, Chuck Nagle, and Howard Vaillancourt voted yes.

It’s time for Princeton to take control of their schools again.

11 Responses to “Another DFL property tax increase”

  • Lee says:

    The statements made on this blog subject are incorrect regarding the Princeton School Boards vote for the tax increase. The increase in the tax levy is mostly to cover the “VOTER ” approved construction bond of $29 million. Less than 2% of the levy increase is for operating expenses. The Princeton School District will be taking from reserves to cover there regular operating expenses and will be cutting staff. The person writing this blog should get their information correct before making stupid statements.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I’m simply quoting the newspaper article.

  • Actually from princeton says:

    Maybe you shouldn’t just simply quote an “article” and actually think about what you are trying to get across. Last time I checked school board members are nonpartisan so maybe throwing the dfl tag out there is a bit presumptuous.

  • Gary Gross says:

    School board members aren’t nonpartisan. They just don’t declare themselves to be Democrats. Perhaps, you shouldn’t be that naïve.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I apologize for not catching this faster. Lee insists that the tax levy increase “is mostly to cover the voter approved construction bond of $29 million.” That’s a direct contradiction to this important tidbit of information:

    This was a departure from the board’s originally proposed 33.87 percent hike. The total levy will be a little more than $6.091 million, a $300,000 increase over this year’s levy. The original proposal would have increased the levy $724,000.

    A “$300,000 increase” in “this year’s levy” won’t pay for a $29 million construction bond.

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