Commonplace Book Entry #5: Georgia Referendum

“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”

The root sentence is: Should student housing be exempt from taxes? The four words that jump out to me are property, university, exempt, and taxation. We do not know where this sentence is from, but it may be a proposal for new legislation. Although, the question is written using simple language, it is difficult to understand. The author did this on purpose, so readers can make up their own interpretation. The sentence poses a question: should University of Georgia student housing be exempt from taxes? The author poses the question in a way that expects a response.

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Grace Wilmeth

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