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Grand Coulee Dam school leaders hope levy will pass next month


Local voters will soon get ballots in the mail asking them to decide on a second levy for the Grand Coulee Dam School District and may wonder why when a levy just passed last November.

The November vote will only allow the district to collect a little more than a third of the tax support voters had passed in 2015.

That was ancient history, before the “McCleary Fix” was passed by the state Legislature, which mandated reducing local levies, added an extra statewide tax, and leaving the local district with trying to partially make up for it with a second levy.

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