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I congratulate you on your willingness to oppose the School Board tax extension. I support letting the tax expire because of the bad economy. Governments should feel the same pain that those of us in private business suffer. During the past three years, my employees have suffered losses in their pay, or even their jobs. I doubt that the loss of the tax revenue will cause a large turnover of our teachers, but it will help to lower our cost of government during these difficult times. The School Board's willingness to spend $500,000 for a special election shows that they need a lesson in proper stewardship of tax dollars. Their strategy with a special election is that only teachers and parents would vote, which may be a clever move on their part, but it a waste of our tax dollars.
- Brilliant piece. Public employee salaries and benefits have skyrocketed over the years because of these automatic raises and kickers. It's time they stopped. Cuts need to be made. Who in private industry hasn't had a pay cut in one way or another?
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20 Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk
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Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.
Sound of scholars
Local students Caleb Upton and Matthew Vaadi received some help for their upcoming studies to the tune of $1,000 each from the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. The scholarships were made possible through the Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both students plan to use the funds toward a career in music.
High Five Moments of the Week
The top five sports moments of the week.