Idaho's supplemental tax bill breaks record

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Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The Gem State will break a record this year thanks to the votes of Idahoans, as well as their money.

A record breaking $202 million will be collected by Idaho school districts this year thanks to voter approved supplemental property tax levies.

This is the third straight record-setting year for the supplemental tax bill, and the first over the $200 million mark, according to Idahoednews.org.

A majority of Idaho school districts received funding from supplemental tax levies, according to Brady Dickinson, the Twin Falls Schools superintendent.

Supplemental tax levy programs are short term, Dickinson said. The public often has to discuss and vote whether to approve tax increases to help fund schools districts.

Idaho's 2018 Public School Funding Formula Committee has recommended an overhaul to the Gem State's current model for Idaho school districts.



 
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