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Ohio Tax Increase for School Foundation Program, Initiative 1 (1965)

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The Ohio Tax Increase for School Foundation Program Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 2, 1965 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized a tax increase to provide additional funds to the Ohio School Foundation Program.[1][2]

Election results

Ohio Initiative 1 (1965)
Defeatedd No1,717,72468.07%
Yes 805,762 31.93%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall a law be enacted to recalculate the School Foundation Program, to increase the operating allowance factor, to establish a 30% minimum guarantee in the distribution of funds, to provide increased salary allowances for teachers and other school personnel, and to increase the retail sales tax and the storage and use tax to provide funds for these purposes?


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