Can't Wait to Raise Your Taxes
NPR’s State Impact wrote a very interesting article recently about local school districts across Indiana who are willing to pay for special elections in order to put ballot questions before their local communities. Indiana will not hold an election this November. It is the one year out of every four that does not see an election, either state or local.
Hoping for More Property Tax Dollars, Some Indiana Will Pay For Their Own Special Elections
School districts in four Indiana communities will ask voters to raise their property taxes for the benefit of the schools this November.
But there are no other questions on the ballot these four communities — Goshen, Michigan City, Mishawaka and Muncie — so the school districts themselves will have to pay the costs of holding special elections.
That will cost these districts thousands of dollars each, but could bring in millions in new revenues for their schools if voters say yes. Officials in these districts say they simply can’t wait until the next regularly-scheduled local election to ask voters for the money.