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Voters reject millage proposal

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HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

By a vote of 278 to 107, Harrisburg residents rejected a proposed millage increase.

The Harrisburg School District held an election Tuesday to determine whether they will have a district-wide uniform rate of tax after two schools in the area recently consolidated.

The Harrisburg and Weiner schools consolidated, but currently, their tax rates are not the same.

The district currently has a tax rate at 35.5 mills and Weiner's rate is 39.9 mills.

If the vote had passed it would have raised Harrisburg's tax rate to equal Weiner's. 

The unofficial numbers revealed 72 percent of voters rejected the increase, while 28 percent voted for it.

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