School Board Sets Max Tax Levy

By KBJR News 1

October 6, 2010 Updated Oct 6, 2010 at 11:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN. --- On Wednesday, Duluth School board members voted 5 to 2 in favor of increasing the amount of taxes the district can take from taxpayers.

The increase will be 5.9 percent from last year's maximum levy of just over $24 million.

School board members say that means folks in Duluth will likely be paying more this year for school budgets in 2012.

"The recommendation I would offer you tonight is to consider the maximum – even though I don't like the word again – but it does allow us to continue to have this discussion between now and December before this item is finalized," said District Business Manager Bill Hanson.

How much could the taxes increase? When will the decision be made? Click on the video link above for the whole story!

Posted by Matt Standal