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Approval rates of local school bond and tax elections in 2010, July-December

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This page lists the statistics for school bond, tax and budget votes held in the second half of 2010 in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

School Bond Votes

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No state had a significant amount of school bonds held in the second half of the year, though Wisconsin had the most with 18, 56 percent of them being approved. Ohio held 14 bond votes and had all of them defeated. Michigan had 19 bond votes, with a 68 percent approval, Arizona had 15 with a 73 percent approval. Washington and Illinois both had more defeated than approved, with Washington having 1 of 7 approved, a 14 percent approval and Illinois having 3 of 7 approved, a 43 percent approval.

State Approved Defeated  % approved
Arizona 11 4 73%
Colorado 4 3 57%
Illinois 3 4 43%
Michigan 13 6 68%
Missouri 6 1 86%
Ohio 0 14 0%
Oregon 0 3 0%
Washington 1 6 14%
Wisconsin 10 8 56%
Totals: 48 49 49.5%

School Property Tax

Ohio had by far the largest amount of school tax votes held in the second half of the year, most of the occurring during the November election. Though even with the large amount of votes, barely half were approved and many of those were repeat tries from school districts trying to get measures passed for the third or fourth time. Michigan had the next highest with 43 measures. They had a higher approval rating though, 70 percent. Colorado, Florida and Washington then had the next largest amount of measures held, all with fairly high approval ratings. Missouri was the only state with a approval rating below 50 percent.

State Approved Defeated  % approved
Arizona 2 0 100%
Colorado 10 3 77%
Florida 15 9 63%
Illinois 2 2 50%
Michigan 30 13 70%
Missouri 3 4 43%
Ohio 89 84 51%
Oregon 4 1 80%
Washington 12 3 80%
Wisconsin 1 0 100%
Totals: 168 119 58.5%

School Budget

Only Arizona and Wisconsin had elections covered by the site in regards to school budgets. These measures had asked residents to allow for budget overrides, would allow for the school districts to go over the state set limits.

State Approved Defeated  % approved
Arizona 15 22 41%
Wisconsin 15 24 38%
Totals: 30 46 39.5%

School Income Tax

Only Ohio had the option to have a sales tax benefit just their schools, though a majority of the proposed measures were defeated.

State Approved Defeated  % approved
Ohio 16 20 44%

Totals

State Approved Defeated  % approved
Arizona 28 26 52%
Colorado 14 6 70%
Florida 15 9 63%
Illinois 5 8 38%
Michigan 43 19 69%
Missouri 9 5 64%
Ohio 105 118 47%
Oregon 4 4 50%
Washington 13 9 59%
Wisconsin 26 32 45%
Totals: 262 236 52.6%

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