Kentucky: Voters Reject Campbell County Library Tax Levy
From The Kentucky Post:
Voters in Campbell County rejected the library tax levy by 62 percent of the vote which would have funded a new library.
The proposed Campbell County Library tax levy would have established a tax rate of 9.4 cents per $100 of property value in Campbell County.
Chief among opponents of the tax was the Northern Kentucky Tea Party. Writing for the group at its website, Larry Robinson argued that the midst of an economic downturn is no time to build a library branch, that there are not enough people in the area to warrant so large a facility and that “unelected bureaucrats” should not have the authority that special taxing districts give them.
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