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Sales Tax for RI County Schools Narrowly Loses

Moline School District

Voters in Rock Island County have once again said "no" to raising the sales tax to help schools, but by a much smaller margin than the previous two times.

Today, the proposed local option sales tax tallied 49.6 per cent of the vote, while the "no's" ended with 50.4 per cent.
That's a difference of just 118 votes of the nearly 17,000 cast.
In 2009, the same proposal lost by 57 to 43 per cent, and it lost a year ago (spring 2014) 56 to 44 per cent. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.