Both Boise and Meridian School Levies were approved by voters Tuesday.
While GUARDIAN readers were upset about the obvious “sales language” of the Boise ballot, we have to conclude it was only one factor in an overwhelming victory for the voter-approved tax hike. Having the boss provide absentee ballot applications to teachers whose jobs could be on the line probably helped as well in the Boise District. No doubt about it, Boise has a well oiled grassroots political machine in operation.
Here are the final results:
Boise: 5-year, $70 million levy YES: 20,373 (71.36%) NO: 8,177 (28.64%)
Meridian: 2-year, $28 million levy:YES: 12,245 (53.69%) NO:10,562 (46.31%)
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