HOB BRYAN: Plan to replace MAEP doesn’t add up

The existing MAEP intentionally requires the state to pay a large percentage of the cost of our public schools.

The state can raise money through sales taxes and income taxes, and it can send money to where the students are.

The New Jersey group says Mississippi requires the state to pay too much.

They say we should raise more money at the local level – through property taxes.

Their plan would remove any restrictions on the amount of property taxes – sending taxes on homes and car tags sky high, without getting any more money for schools.

Hob Bryan
Daily Journal