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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cost control is true tax reform

A very strong Press Enterprise editorial on real school tax reform - i.e. controlling costs:

  • Enact a Taxpayer Protection Act that would limit increases in state spending to the rate of inflation.
  • Take away the right of the teachers unions to threaten communities with strikes.
  • Repeal the Compulsory Union Act of 1988, the law that gave unions in Pennsylvania the power to compel dues or fee payments from employees as a condition of employment.
  • Exempt school districts from Pennsylvania's "prevailing wage" law, which requires that contractors on government-funded projects be paid artificially inflated, above-market union wages.

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