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Episode #2620 - McLean County 1% Sales Tax
Dr. Barry Reilly - District 87 Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Barry Reilly - District 87 Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Gary Niehaus - Unit 5 Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Gary Niehaus - Unit 5 Superintendent of Schools
H Wayne Wilson, Dr. Gary Niehaus and Dr. Barry Reilly
H Wayne Wilson, Dr. Gary Niehaus and Dr. Barry Reilly
A state law passed in 2007 allows counties to put a referendum on the ballot wherein a majority of voters can approve a sales tax increase of up to 1% for educational use. Schools in McLean County approved putting a referendum on the March 18th ballot calling for a 1% sales tax increase. If approved, the additional sales tax will raise about $16-million dollars annually for McLean County school districts. The money can only be used for facility improvement.
Original Air Date(s): 2/13/2014
Guest Information
  • Dr. Barry Reilly - District 87 Superintendent of Schools
  • Dr. Gary Niehaus - Unit 5 Superintendent of Schools
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