Schools and Taxes

Remember when I complained about the “class-size amendment(Florida Class Sizes)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2002/10/23/florida here in Florida? As you may recall, it passed, anyway. Of course, as I complained at the time, it is one thing to pass such an amendment and another to pay for it. Yesterday, we had a local referendum in order to increase sales taxes by .5% in order to pay for the school construction required both for the amendment and to meet the needs of a growing community. Of course, in this case, the “referendum failed(Voters Slam School Sales Tax)”:http://www.highlandstoday.com/MGBHFZUYK8E.html. A “recent effort to amend the amendment(Voters Won’t Reconsider Amendment)”:http://www.tampatrib.com/News/MGBVE6JQK8E.html at the state level also failed. I predict dark times ahead.