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Farming the system rather than the land
COLUMBIA, Mo 12/5/13 (Beat Byte) -- An Associated Press (AP) investigation from nearly a decade ago confirms what this publication has been following since 2008 : a massive property tax discount many have called a scam that has cost area schools, libraries, road construction, and other public services over $100 million since 2004.
Developers in Columbia and Boone County pay just a few hundred dollars in property taxes on land worth millions , while homeowners pay an ever-rising share of government expenses. Property tax bills went out last month, and are due by December 31. Property taxes will rise again next year, to repay another $50 million in bond debt Columbia Public Schools intends to issue.
Lawmakers nationwide intended to preserve vanishing farmla...
The First Amendment protects people -- not money
Moving poor and black children from an affluent elementary
Saving 173 acres of forest -- and $20,000 in yearly power bills
COLUMBIA, Mo 12/7/13 (Beat Byte) -- Forty solar panels atop a sun-friendly roof have helped Columbia Safety/GME Supply to become the city's largest "net zero" electric power building ( left ).
Designed and installed by EnergyLink , the 35,000 watt system produces as much energy as the building consumes, making it a "net zero" electric power -- and environmentally-friendly -- consumer.
"Don't be THAT Santa"
The good, the bad -- and the downright ugly
Still no sign of an ADA-accessible dining car
<--- Can you trust this man with your trees?
In the age of Obamacare, cost-reduction and qualit...
Nearly two decades of the famous Thanksgiving feas...