Voters in Williamson County approved a sales tax hike expected to generate some $60 million in revenue dedicated to school construction.
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The tax increase — from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent — is projected to raise about $60 million over three years to help pay for school construction.
“Voters overwhelming support public education and have agreed to use sales tax to fund schools,” said Williamson County Director of Schools Mike Looney. “I am surprised at the margin. I thought it would be a tight race but it’s a 2-for-1 margin. This is a huge victory tonight for the commission’s plan for the school district.”
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