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Library levies fare well in Ohio
11 of 14 ballot issues for library funding pass statewide
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN
This story is part of a special series.


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Bill Cohen
 

Election Day was a good one for Ohio libraries. Fourteen of them had proposed property tax hikes or renewals, and voters said "yes" to 11 of them. That's an approval rate of 78%. And Doug Evans of the Ohio Library Council says that continues a recent trend:

Evans on the library levy trend

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Bill Cohen talks to Evans about library levies

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Evans says the recent surge in the number of library tax levies is due to budget cuts from the state, which has cut Iits spending on libraries by 24%.  In Northeast Ohio - Mentor, Norwalk and Orrville public libraries all passed levies while one in Wadsworth was rejected.

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