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One final plea for education funding

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, October 25th, 2012

This is my final column before the Nov. 6 election, so I decided what better use of this space than to beat the dead horse I have been beating for the past several years?
In all seriousness, I usually go out of my way to avoid telling people how to vote, whether it’s for president, city council or dog catcher. Why? Mostly, because I’m of the belief that once you get much past the local level, politicians are, for the most part, liars and crooks who could not possibly care less about you, me or anything but their own personal agenda and the agendas of the lobbyists lining their pockets. Who you vote for is your business.
Having said that, there is something I want to try to sway you on when you enter the voting booth Nov. 6—Initiated Measure 15. I want you to vote yes, and I’m going to tell you why.
For those of you who don’t know, Initiated Measure 15 would raise the state’s general sales and use tax from four to five percent on everything we buy. The additional tax revenue, totaling $180 million, will then be split evenly to help give extra money to K-12 public education and Medicaid.

This is my final column before the Nov. 6 election, so I decided what better use of this space than to beat the dead horse I have been beating for the past several years?

In all seriousness, I usually go out of my way to avoid telling people how to vote, whether it’s for president, city council or dog catcher. Why? Mostly, because I’m of the belief that once you get much past the local level, politicians are, for the most part, liars and crooks who could not possibly care less about you, me or anything but their own personal agenda and the agendas of the lobbyists lining their pockets. Who you vote for is your business.

Having said that, there is something I want to try to sway you on when you enter the voting booth Nov. 6—Initiated Measure 15. I want you to vote yes, and I’m going to tell you why.

For those of you who don’t know, Initiated Measure 15 would raise the state’s general sales and use tax from four to five percent on everything we buy. The additional tax revenue, totaling $180 million, will then be split evenly to help give extra money to K-12 public education and Medicaid.

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