Georgia: Dade County Voters Support Funding for Library
One of the biggest winners in Tuesday’s primary in Dade County was the public library.
Voters overwhelmingly showed they support the county commission funding it.
Earlier this month, the board of education voted to stop funding the library $37,000 a year, so the county commission let the voters decide.
Tuesday’s ballot asked if the county commission should dedicate a fixed portion of property tax to the library.
Residents voted nearly two to one in favor of funding it.
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See Also: Dade Board of Ed Slashes Funding; Could Shutter Library (via Library Journal; July 27, 2012)
See Also: Dade Library’s Existence Threatened As Tobin Proposes 100 Percent Cut From Budget (via The Dade County Sentinel; July 5, 2012)
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