Wise beyond his years, destitute boy urges NO vote on new tax
COLUMBIA, Mo 10/23/14 (Interview) --
A 12-year-old boy, whose family was forced to move from their long-time Columbia home after a slew of property tax increases, has been
thrust into the debate
over one of the biggest property tax increases in years: Mayor
citywide tax hike to fund "public safety".
, it reads on the November 4 ballot, "Shall the City of Columbia, Missouri
increase the general property tax rate
of the City by $0.30 per $100.00 of assessed valuation for the sole purpose of funding an increase in police and fire departments?"
A cartoon-rendering of the boy appeared this week on a widely-distributed flyer that tells a cautionary
"Tale of Tax Hikes."
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