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Local Property Taxes Can Be Used To Pay For Public Schools


A group of Kalamazoo, Mich., residents sue the city to stop collection of a property tax to pay for public schools. The state legislature had passed a bill that specifically allowed local governments to do so. The Michigan Supreme Court, in a case that becomes known as “The Kalamazoo Case,” upholds the right of government to tax its citizens to pay for public education. Other communities across the country will begin to impose local taxes for education.