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MRLF endorses two ballot measures to fund Minneapolis Public Schools

From the Minneapolis Labor Review, July 27, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS —Delegates to the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO voted July 11 to endorse two ballot measures which will help fund the Minneapolis Public Schools.

The ballot questions will appear on the general election ballot for the November 6, 2018 elections.

For the first question, Minneapolis voters will be asked whether to increase the current operating levy to the state-allowed maximum. If passed, this question would provide $18 million annually in additional revenue for seven years.

For the second question, Minneapolis voters will be asked whether to approve a capital project levy. If passed, this question would provide $12 million annually for seven years to support the school district’s technology systems.

This measure, a “tech” levy, would free up general fund money to be used for other vital student support purposes.

If voters approve both questions, the tax increase for the median value home in Minneapolis would be $11 per month.

For more information from the Minneapolis school district:
mpls.k12.mn.us/referendum

For more information from the Minneapolis levy campaign:
yesformplskids.org



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