Bill would limit school referendum campaigns

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Associated Press

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 1:02 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana lawmaker wants to limit how school districts campaign for property tax increases so the process is fair to opponents.

Republican Rep. Cindy Noe of Indianapolis says schools should not be able to use public money and school employees should not campaign for the measures during school hours.

Noe's bill would also bar schools from posting signs in support of the referendums unless opponents can also post signs.

Noe tells the Daily Journal in Franklin that opponents don't have access to phone lists and other resources that schools often use to campaign for the increases.

The bill has passed a committee and awaits consideration by the full House.

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Information from: Daily Journal, http://www.thejournalnet.com

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