Trial balloon pops: HISD backs away from tax increase talk

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HISD windfall has its share of winners, losers – Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle

Taxpayers in the Houston Independent School District can relax for now….

We’ll just truncate the lede and call it a win.

We might be more sympathetic to the district’s lament that it doesn’t have many more millions of taxpayer dollars to spend if it showed more interest in cutting frivolous expenditures (like the ones Matt Bramanti fairly regularly points out on twitter). The individual expenditures may not seem like much, but the Dallas Morning News found that similarly questionable spending by the Dallas ISD totaled some $57 million over four years. An enterprising investigative journalist might find such an analysis worthwhile here.


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