It’s time for taxpayers to say ‘no’

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The talk around Rome is the building of a new elementary school located on Turin Street, where the original RFA stood. After investing money into Staley, the school district decides to trash it.

Once again, the taxpayers’ checkbook (local and state) is the source of payment. To add to this travesty, the superintendent suggests taxes being raised. However, he received a $6,000 raise. Pay what Rome residents do and maybe attitudes would change. As a city of senior citizens, our children completed their education long ago and should no longer have to pay school taxes. A flat tax is the way to go for all those who children attend our schools. We have high taxes and now those in power are planning a new school building. It’s time for taxpayers to say “no.”

— Kathleen A. Murphy, Rome

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