Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I know I should not laugh, but...
I just cannot help but laugh at this.
A last minute tax increase imposed by the Milwaukee Public Schools was forgotten and taxpayers were not charged the additional $9.1 million in taxes.
Milwaukee taxpayers accidentally got a $9.1 million tax break - and city and Milwaukee Public Schools officials now have a $9.1 million headache.
Because of a paperwork snafu between MPS and City Hall, the property tax bills mailed this month inadvertently left out a tax increase that the School Board approved in October.
Now fingers are being pointed, the schools are demanding that the city come up with the money, and city officials are huddling in high-level, closed-door meetings to figure out what went wrong and how it can be fixed.
I am sure they will figure a way to stick it to the taxpayers anyway.