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Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 11:23 a.m.

NIC Challengers To Speak To RRs

Reagan Republican/Strategery Group candidates Todd Banducci and Paul Matthews will address the noon luncheon of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans at Fedora restaurant today. Banducci is running against incumbent North Idaho College Trustee Mic Armon, while Matthews opposes incumbent Trustee Judy Meyer, a former member of the Idaho Board of Education whose family donated $1M to the Health & Science building. In his campaign literature, Matthews says: "The NIC Board of Trustees has raised our taxes each year since 2007 and the tax rate has increased a total of 107% in just five years. We've tightened our belts, it is time the NIC Board of Trustees did the same thing."

Question: Just curious. In real dollars, how much has the NIC budget affected the tax bill of the average property tax owner in Kootenai County? Also, for kicks, I'd like to know how much the Ron Nilson-backed KTEC school (which I voted for) has affected the tax bill of the average property tax owner.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.