COLUMBIA, Mo 11/12/14 (Op Ed) --
Columbia Public School (CPS) superintendent
public praise for yet another act of highway robbery on local taxpayers reminded me why voters hereabouts are finally doing what many said they would never do:
saying NO to higher taxes.
Voters soundly defeated Boone County's Fairgrounds tax and Columbia's public safety tax.
Members of the prominent Sapp family of builders and developers,
Marvin and Kathleen Sapp
made "a huge sacrifice,"
Stiepleman told the Columbia Missourian
, by selling 34 acres they owned to the school district for
$2.8 million -- about $80,000 an acre
Kathleen Sapp "said that she's always been a
strong supporter of public education
big supporter of our schools
," Stiepleman added, at a grou...