Plan to fund schools with alcohol sales returns, fails again in House

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 9, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    We already pay four times more on education then other industrial countries, and hold the worlds record for it.

    Why are we even talking about more funding?

    Does reducing the debt mean anything?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 8, 2013 3:40 a.m.

    Education is funded as mandated in the Utah State Constitution by sales tax, and without constitutional change the state wrongfully added ownership of personal property as taxable for education by county, also unconstitutional. Only the state government can collect and distribute taxes for education. Alcohol is not given the authority for special taxation beyond sales tax to fund education.

    Giving in to mindless funding of educaiton is also gone criminal with no oversight of spending, no oversimple of curriculum, and education thinking it is a new and separate branch of government is unconstitutional. Education has no authority to lobby or demand money from taxpayers and government beyond what it is allocated for every year it is funded by the legislators and taxes collected.

    Education must adjust itself and what it can do every year according to available funding. Education is not a contracted cost plus system, it is a limited funding and if they can't live within their means and the billions of dollars they get then they must be given some new directions within the means of the people and economy to support.

    Birth to death education is not the liability of citizens, liability is K1-K12 period.

  • freedomforthepeople Sandy, UT
    March 8, 2013 12:22 a.m.

    I'd feel just fine about it - as noted, it currently pays for their school lunch and no one is objecting (nor should they)!

    washcomom- I guess it is a good thing you don't live in Utah, then you won't have to be bugged by this.

    I hope it is passed sometime, if not this year. We have very few potential funding streams for education in Utah - we need to look at every possibility.

  • Nebsy Ephraim, UT
    March 7, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    People will drink. People will use tobacco. People will gamble.

    Will Utahns fund their children's education?

    Using a 'higher moral standard' to justify not providing adequate educational resources to our children is ridiculous.
    Might as well say that denouncing alcohol/tobacco/gambling is more important than educating OUR future.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    March 7, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Give the alcohol sales to the rehab centers and other addiction places. I wouldn't feel right about alcohol financing my child's education.