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October 14, 2002

Albany -- You can help decide whether senior citizens get a break on school taxes. You'll vote on a referendum November 5th on a homestead exemption for people 62-years and older. The referendum would change the exemption's income limit from ten thousand dollars gross to a net income.

Seniors say they like the referendum. Colleen Chappel said "I think when you become a senior citizen and have to live on a fixed income, you should not have to pay a school tax." Lee Vail said "The retired people need a tax break."

If voters approve the referendum, taxpayers would need to itemize their tax returns to receive the school tax homestead exemption increase.

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