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    Seneca Doane, kurt, dkosdan

    That taxation did not extend to corporations.  The bulk of the tax debt statewide is now being paid by private citizens, not commercial real estate. Thus when Wells overnight took over all the Wachovia properties, for instance, this did not trigger an automatic reassessment of taxes on those properties.  

    I'd also like to see the oil industries cough up more money toward education.  That's what they do in Texas.  

    Finally, a related albeit slightly different tangent:  we got royally screwed by Ken Lay and Bush's other pals in the 2000 electricity "crisis." We use less wattage per person than practically any other state (because we actually do conserve energy), but we still pay way more per watt.  

    Utilities and commercial interests continue to get a free ride.  I'm working my butt off at the CSU, training their workforce, and they're laughing all the way to the bank and their stock meetings.  

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