Michigan's model

Toch, Thomas
March 1994
U.S. News & World Report;3/28/94, Vol. 116 Issue 12, p16
States that Michigan voters have taken a bold step toward narrowing their rich-poor gap when they approved a plan that replaces $4 billion in school funding from property taxes with revenues from a higher sales tax, a higher cigarette tax and an array of other levies. Placement of a spending floor of $4,200 per student under poor school systems and a cap on local spending by rich systems; Effect on property taxes; Revolt led by Republican Governor John Engler.


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