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Approving taxes without paying taxes

The La Conner Weekly News recently profiled the two candidates competing for the La Conner School District’s Director District 2 position on the Nov. 5 election ballot.

Marlys Baker and Janine Beasley are both members of the Swinomish Tribe and presumably reside on reservation trust land that by law is exempt from property taxes.

Among the many responsibilities of a school board member is establishing and approving special levy taxes voted on by school district residents and paid by district property owners.

Regardless of which candidate is elected, the fact that she (both candidates are women...


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