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Anonymous Groups Attack Levies

I wonder who's behind the half-page ad in the Coeur d'Alene Press on Page A3 today that urges a "no" vote on the Coeur d'Alene School District levies this spring? A screaming headline annouces: "$26 million in new property taxes and no end in sight! That's right fellow taxpayers. Hang on to your wallets! Never mind the unemployment rate, people struggling to put food on the table and keep their homes ... think about it!" Concerned Citizens of CdA paid for the ad. Citizens for Responsible Taxation and are listed as sponsors. No where is there a list of the individuals behind the attack. The school levies may be in trouble this year, if you concerned this well-heeled media attack coupled with a Coeur d'Alene Press poll that shows 58% of respondents are prepared to vote against both levy issues.

Question: Are the Coeur d'Alene school levies in trouble? Why? Why not?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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