Great Falls voters reject propery tax levies

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August 17, 2009

GREAT FALLS, Montana:Residents in Great Falls voted no on August 4, 2009 to two property tax levies that would have expanded both the police and fire departments.

The levy to expand the fire department was defeated 59 percent to 41 percent and the levy to expand the police department was defeated 60 percent to 40 percent.

If the property taxes were enacted, the city would have hired 16 new firefighters and 17 new police department employees. Despite both departments’ complaints of being understaffed, 10,067 voters opposed the fire levy and 10,227 opposed the police levy.[1]

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