Well, I knew it wasn't primary or the only source of funding. I just knew the Michigan lottery money went to Education. I didn't know if all US lotteries did (seems to be a common thing state to state though). Edit: It was mostly in response to the tangent it went on, Canadians here were saying that their lottery winnings weren't taxed because their lottery money went to fund 'charity' (or in this case, public health care). The US lottery money goes to fund public education, but the winnings are still taxed.
I noticed the education tax on my property taxes this year was computed twice. It's actually the largest millage and the vast majority of the property tax bill. Being a primary residence, mine is exempt from that tax, so I didn't bother checking to see if it was an error. I can't imagine they would have doubled property taxes this year compared to last, I didn't hear or read anything about. If this property wasn't exempt, I would have been at the hall the next day trying to figure out why they doubled my taxes...
Edited, Aug 11th 2012 4:54pm by TirithRR
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