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From the editorial: "Half a million dollars more for the Duluth Transit Authority and an approximately 8% increase in the city tax levy will be a lot to bear in 2023."
The city's transit authority and its overall budget are poised to receive a financial haircut compared with previous tax proposals.
A pair of proposed amendments could trim the anticipated increase in the city property tax levy by 1-2% next year.
From the column: "'By banning single-use plastic bags, you are actually increasing carbon emissions and you’re inconveniencing people'.”
From the column: "The size of the ask to local property taxpayers should be based on what is absolutely required to fund the most vital needs, rather than on the basis of what city leaders think
From the column: "It’s not the fault of Canada geese that wild rice stopped growing near Duluth."

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From the column: "The Duluth City Council was set to approve a tax allocation including $25,000 for an organization that maintains a sisterhood with Petrozavodsk, Russia."
From the editorial: "If councilors want to take a stand on the current contract negotiations between our hospitals and nurses, it could follow the lead of Duluth Area Chamber ... President Matt
I sent all three entities emails asking them to not increase taxes but, rather, to find and to put into effect ways to reduce taxes.

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