Hey Karl Dean and the Metro Council, you are missing a GREAT opportunity. Tax the Vandy Students...and Belmont...and Fisk...and Trevecca...and Lipscomb...oh, just think of the possibilities. We could reduce our property taxes to zip!!
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The mayor of Providence wants to slap a $150-per-semester tax on the 25,000 full-time students at Brown University and three other private colleges in the city, saying they use resources and should help ease the burden on struggling taxpayers.
Mayor David Cicilline (sis-ah-LEEN-ee) said the fee would raise between $6 million and $8 million a year for the city, which is facing a $17 million deficit.
If enacted, it would apparently be the first time a U.S. city has directly taxed students just for being enrolled.