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The Economic Impact Of The Education Initiative
The Economic Impact Of The Education Initiative

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AIR DATE: March 4, 2014

The Education Initiative - the proposal for a 2 percent margins tax on larger businesses to raise $800 million for K-12 education - will be on the ballot in November. Already both sides are arguing about whether this will be a serious drag on business and economic growth or whether this is a tax that businesses can afford to pay. A report commissioned by the Coalition To Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative argues that the rate is too high and will be a drag on business. It also criticizes the drafting, which, it says, does nothing to ensure that the money the tax raises would be spent on education. So is this a dangerous tax or a necessary boost to education spending?

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Jeremy Aguero, Principal, Applied Analysis

Dan Hart, Dan Hart & Associates

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