Sales Tax for RI County Schools Narrowly Loses

Apr 7, 2015

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.

Garfield School in Moline.
Credit Moline School District
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.