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If You’re Following Along

The 1 mill, which needed 60% of the vote to pass, failed.
The 3 mill, which needed a simple majority, passed (56%).

While the county has lost about $3.6 million for schools, it’s kept enough millage to get matching money from the state and to stay in compliance with state funding requirements.

The school system gets to keep the majority of it’s budget. At least enough to not implode in the next year or so.

There are only provisional ballots left to be counted, so the media seems to feel secure with these results:


A Pass and A Fail For Baldwin School Tax Vote

Super Tuesday

If you’ve been following along, you probably remember the Big School Tax Millage Debacle. That one time when the citizens of our county not only voted to reject the tax increase slated to fix the school system’s aging facilities and massive overcrowding, but also failed to renew the existing school tax that currently supports the public schools? Yeah, that Debacle. The drama and dramatic aftermath is chronicled here.

Today on our primary ballots, the county gets a second chance to approve the renewals. If the 4 mils aren’t renewed, not only is that tax income lost but any additional funds from the state are lost as well (if the county doesn’t put in a required amount, the state doesn’t help out).

A mill is about $1 for every $1000 of assessed property value.

I don’t know if y’all know this, but Alabama is a Very Red State. The current fad among the Red States is anti- …well… everything. That includes taxes. Let’s just see how tax renewals play out next to all those Republican candidates.