Arkansas Court Drops Lake View School Suit
- Districts Keep Surplus, Ark. High Court Rules. A. P. // Education Week;12/5/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p5
The article discusses a 2012 court ruling by Arkansas's Supreme Court finding that school districts which collect property taxes for education in excess of the funding requirements set by the state can keep the money, with comments by Chief Justice Jim Hannah from his written dissenting opinion.
- Searching For Alternatives To School Funding. Finch, Gary D. // Business Journal (Central New York);12/23/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 51, p20
This article focuses on the issue of skyrocketing school property taxes in New York. It will be a key point of debate in the 2006 legislative session. The Assembly Minority Commission on Alternatives to School Property Taxes has been created due to problems with the current method of taxation....
- More Time for Masters. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/2/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32187, p27
Reports that the two special masters assigned to determine whether Arkansas has lived up to the mandates of a 2002 school funding order by the state Supreme Court have told the court that they will not be able to meet the deadline for a report in the case. Move of the court to reopen a...
- Arkansas Schools Redux. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;12/19/2005, Vol. 354 Issue 32281, p1
The article states that Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas said that he may call a moratorium on all school construction unless school districts can prove that the work they are doing is absolutely necessary. Huckabee said this in response to a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court that the...
- Financial Dispute. Honawar, Vaishali // Education Week;5/4/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 34, p27
The article reports that Arkansas districts disagree with state's decision on meal-program funds. An Arkansas lawmaker says the state will not ask 10 school districts to return the $11 million they were overpaid in state aid in the 2004-05 school year. Senator Jim Argue, a Democrat, contends...
- Arkansas Court Declines to Rehear School Finance Ruling. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;12/23/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31538, p3
Reports on the rejection of an appeal by the Arkansas Supreme Court of state attorney general Mark Pryor to reevaluate its decision on the school finance system. Details of the ruling given by the court; Consequences of possible tax rise enforcement under the amendment; Concerns of attorney...
- ARKANSAS: Keep Excess School Funds. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;12/4/2012, Vol. 382 Issue 33823, p5
The article informs that according to the ruling of Arkansas Supreme Court, school districts that can create property tax revenues above the state's basic per-student stipend do not have to share the excess collections with poorer districts.
- Broad Coalition in Michigan Backing Tax Reform and Finance Amendment. Harp, Lonnie // Education Week;5/26/1993, Vol. 12 Issue 35, p1
The article reports that State voters in Michigan has associated that state's problems concerning high property taxes and unequal school spending on the statewide tax reform. The proposed tax reform known as Proposition A would limit property taxes and provide increase state funding to poor...
- ARKANSAS: Pulaski Faces Big Payback. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;1/26/2010, Vol. 371 Issue 33255, p9
The article focuses on the statement from the Arkansas Supreme Court that it would not consider its ruling to overturn the levy, thus leading the Pulaski County to develop a process to return taxpayers a year's worth of revenue from a property tax hike which improperly approved.