Library, juvenile justice center propositions leading in first returns

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by RUSS WALKER / KING5.com

KING5.com

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 7 at 10:26 PM

Two closely watched ballot propositions in Seattle and King County were winning in the first set of returns released Tuesday night.

Fifty-three percent of ballots counted were in favor of Proposition 1 to levy an additional regular property tax to fund the capital costs of replacing and expanding the King County Children and Family Justice Center. The votes counted were 111,596 for, and 100,452 against.

In Seattle, 62 percent of ballots counted so far were in support of a property tax levy to support, maintain and improve core library services. A total of 46,738 voters were for the proposal (also Proposition 1), and 28,903 were against.

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