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Abusing the truth on property taxes



Tombarelytrue_2 You may have found one in the mail - a colorful flier blasting the property tax cut proposal on the Jan. 29 ballot.

"Vote no on Amendment 1," it pleads. "It's a tax scam our schools can't afford.

"$3 billion stripped out of education budget."

It's a dramatic appeal, but not entirely true. The mailer grossly overstates the projected cuts to schools. (PolitiFact story here)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:15pm]


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