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State Senate to Decide on Bill to eliminate Super Majority for School Levies

YAKIMA, Wa -   School administrators say the super-majority -- or 60% voter approval required to pass a bond or levy is unfair.

State lawmakers can change that, but not all of the legislators representing local school districts want to.

Senate bill 8207 has died in committee.  That bill called for a simple majority on all school levies.  Senator Jim Clements voted for it, but senator Jim Honeyford was against it.

House bill 4204 is virtually the same bill.  It passed with an overwhelming majority.

Representative Mary Skinner voted for it, but representatives Charles Ross, Bruce Chandler and Daniel Newhouse rejected it.

That bill now moves to the senate.

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