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November 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Property tax levy for city-subsidized preschool wins big

Mayor Ed Murray talks at the Comet Tavern in Capitol Hill. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) A Seattle ballot measure enacting a $58 million property-tax levy for city-subsidized preschool won big in Tuesday returns. Seattle Proposition No. 1B will authorize a $58 million property-tax levy to fund a four-year pilot program of city-subsidized…


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August 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Seattle library measure ahead in early returns

Seattle voters were supporting a $123 million, seven-year property tax levy to fund library operations and services, according to early returns Tuesday night. The early ballot count showed the levy passing nearly 62 percent to 38 percent. The Seattle Public Library has faced budget cuts in each of the past four years, and city budget officials said another $5 million…


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