HENRY COUNTY, Alabama: Last week Henry County decided to place a proposed tax referendum on hold so that the school board can revise the ballot measure's language. In light of the state's current budget, the school board argues that the tax, one-mill ad valorem tax, is necessary to continue funding several school projects, primarily the school district's NJROTC program. Jo Ann Smith, probate judge and commission chair, said the revision is necessary to ensure that if approved, the money raised could be spent for other things in case NJROTC was ever disbanded. Last year the current tax, which is set to expire in October 2009, was not re-approved. The tax required a supermajority of voters but fell short.
* Alabama 2009 local ballot measures