School sales tax OK'd by voters

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Encouraging passage of a 1-percent sales tax for Fayette County schools, Vandalia Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Garrison told voters in her district that they had a choice.
They could continue to let property taxes solely bear the burden, Garrison said, or they could lighten the property tax load by approving the sales tax.
Voters in all precincts in the Vandalia district passed the sales tax, and overall, the measure passed in 21 of 28 districts, with 1,840 county voters (59.53 percent) supporting the tax and 1,226 (39.66 percent) voting against it.

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