Voters support school levies in Seattle and Tacoma

Voters support school levies in Seattle and Tacoma

Voters support school levies in Seattle and Tacoma

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 13 at 9:08 AM

SEATTLE -- Voters in Seattle and Tacoma said "yes" to school funding measures in those cities.

Seattle put two levies on the ballot and both are passing with more than 70% of the vote. Seattle voters passed a $552 million operations levy to provide about a quarter of the district's budget and a $695 million capital levy for school construction and upgrades including Wi-Fi in every school.

Tacoma has a $500 million bond measure which had 70% approval. But the school bond measure in Puyallup is failing. The latest tallies show 54% approval. It needs 60% to pass.

There were special elections in 32 of Washington's 39 counties.

Full election results

The secretary of state's office says more than a million voters -- nearly a third of the state's voters -- were asked to decide 95 measures in 81 districts.

Most of the issues are school levies.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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