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Letter: Goodhue referendum will cripple seniors

To the editor: 

Here is the calculation for our property tax increase should the Goodhue School referendum pass: $757.52 per year or $63.13 per month.

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We are retired and are appalled at this increase to our property taxes. How will we absorb the cost? I don't know; something will have to be cut back if this referendum passes. That represents almost a 38 percent increase in our taxes.

Residential homesteads and agriculture face a tax burden of nearly 65 percent of the cost of this referendum even with the Ag2school tax credit.

We have seen a negligible increase in our retirement income and increased Medicare costs. Everything has gone up and now this type of property tax increase. It is truly unbelievable.

Gaye Larson

Featherstone Township