Sorting Out Debt Service

Albanese, Elizabeth
April 2002
Bond Buyer;4/9/2002, Vol. 340 Issue 31361, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the proposed alternative to the current school finance system in Texas. Elimination of local school property taxes; Expansion of debt service assistance to school districts; Inclusion of a statewide tax to finance teacher health insurance programs.


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