property tax referendum http://wuis.org en Lopez & Eastvold Lay Out Opposing Tax Referendum Ideas To Help Schools http://wuis.org/post/lopez-eastvold-lay-out-opposing-tax-referendum-ideas-help-schools <p>School districts across the state are facing increasingly desperate&nbsp;budget situations, and the future doesn't look much better if things continue down the some path. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 20894 at http://wuis.org Lopez & Eastvold Lay Out Opposing Tax Referendum Ideas To Help Schools District 186 Board Talks Tax Hikes http://wuis.org/post/district-186-board-talks-tax-hikes <p>The Springfield public school board is on the hunt for more revenue. The latest idea is actually one that was tried before. Board vice president Adam Lopez says the district should push again for a one percent sales tax hike.&nbsp;While a parent&#39;s group wants a property tax referendum, Board President Chuck Flamini says raising the SALES tax would mean tourists and others coming in to the area to shop would contribute.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:36:17 +0000 Rachel Otwell 10501 at http://wuis.org District 186 Board Talks Tax Hikes Supt. Search, Property Tax Referendum Among Issues In Dist. 186 http://wuis.org/post/supt-search-property-tax-referendum-among-issues-dist-186 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A property tax referendum may be posed to Springfield voters next year, if a group of parents gets its way. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group says it&#39;ll campaign on the issue from a grass roots angle, even though board members aren&#39;t convinced the timing is right to raise taxes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School board vice president, Adam Lopez, is one who says the board needs to work on other issues first.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:55:18 +0000 Rachel Otwell 10227 at http://wuis.org Supt. Search, Property Tax Referendum Among Issues In Dist. 186