To the editor:
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about luring additional retirees to Lawrence. I have a suggestion: My home state, where my mother still lives, offers a substantial tax discount against the property tax on the principal residence of a person who is over 65 (or disabled). That might help attract more people.
One might object to this on grounds that it would cut into tax income, but that doesn’t seem to bother anyone handing out goodies to wealthy developers.