KNPB NEWS RELEASE
WHO: Support of schools meets loathing of taxes in one of our region’s biggest debates this year. It’s up to the Washoe County Commission to decide whether to raise both property and sales taxes to create a fund to repair and maintain Washoe County School District buildings. KNPB News Director Brent Boynton will moderate the discussion, with background information and insight from Reno Gazette-Journal Political Reporter Ray Hagar.
WHAT: KNPB Public Broadcasting
WHEN: 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3
WHERE: Channel 5.1 KNPB
WHY: County Commissioners have held public hearings, but few people have had the time or opportunity to review all that’s been said about this issue. KNPB and the Reno Gazette-Journal host discussion with partners quarterly on a variety of subjects affecting the community. The school tax debate offers everyone the opportunity to hear the arguments for and against the tax increase, as well as some of the history that has brought us to this point. This debate broadcast provides a unique point of view broadcast that no other channel delivers.
Anticipated guests include: Washoe County School District (WCSD) and Say Yes for Kids Committee Co-chair Jill Tolles to name a few.
Tune into Open Lines, a live, one-hour, town-hall style meeting about the school tax issue. Representatives from the Washoe County School District, the Washoe County Commission and various stakeholders will participate. A live studio audience, along with viewers who phone in or e-mail, will be invited to ask questions.
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