State Rep. Murr files bill that would end ‘Robin Hood’ plan, reform property taxes

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BY MELISSA PERNER

State Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Junction, has once again filed a bill to try to reform school finance and eliminate the “Robin Hood” recapture plan.

Murr has filed House Bill 297, which would fully eliminate the maintenance and operations (M&O) taxes that are used to pay for schools and that also account for nearly half of all property bills, according to a release from Murr’s office.

In the place of M&O taxes, Murr’s bill would incorporate a state sales tax increase to raise an equivalent amount of revenue, the release stated.

 

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