(KCPW News) State lawmakers finally saw eye-to-eye last night on a controversial bill involving the redistribution of property tax dollars to the Jordan school district. The measure repeals the equalization formula at the end of 2016, and enacts requirements for Jordan to report how it uses the money it receives. Democratic Senator Ben McAdams helped the bill cross its final hurdle in the Senate.
“It is my hope that they would, in seeking to be accountable for the funds and fiscally conservative in the way that these funds are spent, they would seek to take as little as possible and use them in as fiscally responsible fashion as possible,” he said. “And I believe that they would do so, knowing they that they have to answer to the voters in their district.”
The Senate concurred with changes made in the House of Representatives on a 19-to-3 vote.