Committee Mulls School Ballot Question Most Palatable To Voters | KUNR

The Public Schools Overcrowding and Repair Needs committee is considering two options to put to voters this fall.

The first would raise sales tax from 7.7 percent to about 8.3 percent, which would make it the highest in the state.

The second option would raise sales tax a little less along with a boost in property taxes.

About 50 people showed up to a public meeting last week to give input, including Matt Smith. His daughter attends the severely overcrowded Mt. Rose Elementary, says he’s more in favor of option two.

“I’m advocating for the combination because there’s a large body of research that shows that our lowest income neighbors and residents pay a disproportionate amount of their income that sales tax is applied to.”

Read more from our media partner, Reno Public Radio: Committee Mulls School Ballot Question Most Palatable To Voters | KUNR

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