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Groveport Madison Levy Passes; Other Districts Not As Lucky
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The only measure on yesterdayâ€™s Franklin county ballot passed with more than 70 percent of the vote.
The tax levy for Groveport Madison Schools will replace a property tax that expires at the end of year.
The levy means homeowners will continue to pay $287 a year in taxes on a home worth $100,000. District leaders said if the levy had failed, they would have been forced to eliminate 110 jobs and end busing in January.
Other districts around the state didnâ€™t fare as well in Tuesday’s election. Only 10 of 35 levies were approved by local voters. StateImpact Ohioâ€™s Ida Lieszkovszky reports that follows a recent trend of levies failing because of the down economy.