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Community Solutions Podcast

Dec 27, 2017 In this episode, Jason and Andrew discuss all of the different ways you can get taxed other than from the usual sources. We all know about the city, county, and school board levies. But what about transit authorities, watersheds, park districts, regional development commissions... there's a whole mess of them in Minnesota, and even we were not aware of them all. Your state legislature has approved the creation of these special taxing authorities and districts, giving them power to require money from you... and in most cases, you didn't even know it. So what are all of these special taxing authorities and districts? How do we keep them accountable? How do we roll back the tide of overwhelming taxes, keeping them accountable? A cup of coffee a day for multiple people gets expensive fast.