AASA Exec. Director Responds to GOP Tax Plan


James Minichello 
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Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 2, 2017 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today in response to the tax proposal released by U.S. House Republicans. 

“AASA understands Congress’ focus on tax reform. The details of the plan released today are a non-starter as it relates to strengthening and supporting our nation’s public schools.

“The impact these changes would have on state and local governments to adequately and appropriately invest in and support critical infrastructure investments, including public schools are unacceptable and put our nation on a path that undermines progress in student learning, graduation rates, college completion rates and career readiness.

“Our position on tax reform has been clear and consistent, as articulated in a joint statement with four other national organizations released just last week: ‘We believe any comprehensive tax reform must preserve the state and local tax (SALT) deduction as a matter of national priority. The SALT revenue is invested in local communities to fund vital needs including infrastructure, public safety, homeownership and public schools, which educate almost 90 percent of students in our country.’

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