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Wisconsin Property Tax for School Aid Referendum, Question 1 (April 1944)

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The Wisconsin Property Tax for School Aid Amendment was a Wisconsin referendum / legislatively-referred state statute on the April 4, 1944 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This referendum sought the people's approval to create a two-tenths of a cent on the dollar property tax to help reduce high school tuitions.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No410,31575.80%
Yes 131,004 24.20%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1946

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Do you favor the levying of an annual tax on all general taxable property not exceeding 2 mills on each dollar of the assessed valuation for high school aids?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • Sent to the ballot under Ch.525 of the 1943 Laws of Wisconsin[1]

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