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Mid-Pen millage fails; Ishpeming passes

November 7, 2012
By JACKIE STARK - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Mid-Peninsula School District's proposal for a renewal of its 18-mill operating levy failed in Tuesday's election, while Ishpeming School District's passed.

Both districts asked for a renewal of an 18-mill operating millage that's been in place for the past 20 years, and asked voters to renew it for an additional 20 years.

Every year, the state assumes that each district is collecting those 18 mills. If a school district is not, the state does not make up that funding.

Mid-Peninsula School District's renewal proposal failed, with a vote of 69 for it and 88 against in Marquette County and a vote of 351 for and 411 against in Delta County. The proposal had asked for an 18-mill operating millage 20-year renewal, from 2014-2033. Its renewal would have generated approximately $837,369 in its first year.

Ishpeming School District's renewal proposal passed with a vote of 1,755 for and 947 against.

Ishpeming's proposal asked for a renewal of 18 mills for 20 years, from 2014 to 2033. The millage will collect approximately $552,000 in its first year.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.



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