Today is the last day to register in person for the Feb. 14 levy elections for several Spokane County school districts.
Get your yellow flier yet? If so, and if the scare language and the big numbers are giving you pause, when it comes to supporting your local schools, you might want to consider one more number: 1972. Or, in the words of one old newspaper article: “the gloomy specter of 1972.”
If you’re a voter in Spokane County, chances are there’s a ballot with your name on it somewhere in the U.S. postal system. Spokane County mailed some 260,000 ballots this week for the special election on Feb. 14 (possible slogan: Mail your ballot when you…
School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps pay for hundreds of jobs within a school district, including teachers, coaches, bus drivers, secretaries and janitors.
Spokane Public Schools’ board agreed Wednesday to ask voters in February to consider paying more taxes in a levy to compensate for potential state cuts to K-12 education. The region’s largest district is not alone.
Along with a ballot, residents of the Orchard Prairie School District may have found a bright yellow flier in their mailboxes recently urging them to vote “no” on an upcoming school levy. The fliers were sent out by Citizens for Responsible Taxation, an anti-tax group made up of John Beal, Marilyn Montgomery and former Alton’s Tires owner Duane Alton.
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Democrat Hillary Clinton will face Republican Donald Trump if all goes as expected at their parties’ conventions this summer. Others, including Libertarian Gary Johnson, also will be on the ballot.