Regarding next year’s Portland Public School budget, it sounds like the necessary cuts can’t but adversely impact learning for the students.

This is not just bad for them, but for all of us in Maine. Without good schools and a well-educated workforce, companies won’t locate here, property values suffer and our collective quality of life deteriorates.

While I don’t live in Portland, I would gladly pay the 51 cents each day that the projected tax increase will cost the owner of a $375,000 home ($16 per month). It seems like a real bargain. Imagine what could be done with $1 per day.

Steven Mortimer

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