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Washington, Missouri & Ohio February election most levies approved

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February 11, 2011

TACOMA, Washington: The election held on February 8 saw every school levy approved, 47 measures were asked in the different counties and all of them were renewals or replacements of expiring levies. Though school bonds did not fare as well, of the 18 asked by schools, only 4 were approved. Many were close, but needing a 60 percent super majority to be approved was a hard task for many. Four county levy measures were on the ballots, one 1 did not get approved in Pierce County. The 5 districts which asked for levies all got approval and the 1 city bond also got approved. An official in Spokane County noted that the main cause they saw for the failure of their school bond was the economy, which could be said for all the defeated bonds this election. It is harder for residents to support additional taxes when the economy is tough and more people are learning to live with less.[1]

In Ohio, 7 levies were on the ballots in five counties and 4 got approved. The one school bond measure in Warren school district got defeated. An increased police levy measure in Columbia township got defeated where as a Frazeysburg village fire levy replacement measure was approved.

In Missouri, 4 levies were on the ballot in four counties with 2 of them getting approval. One school bond was on the ballot and it got approved. A sewage bond was approved in Christian county as well as a hotel tax in Jefferson city, Cole County.

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