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Higher Education Has a Tax Problem and It's Hurting Local Communities

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On March 30, 2020 , toward the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, New Haven citizens stormed the city's Zoom budget meeting to vent their outrage at Yale University's continued strain on city finances. Residents specifically pointed to Yale's vast and tax-exempt property holdings compared to the deficit-ridden New Haven public schools hungry for property-tax dollars.
Four months later, on July 29, a new coalition of Yale union workers and residents followed up with a 600-vehicle “ Respect Caravan ” that brought downtown traffic to a halt. With signs that read “Yale: Pay Your Fair...
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