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Simple Majority Vote Now Passing

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BENTON CITY, Wash.- The race to change Washington's school levy laws takes a turn.

The latest count shows Resolution 4204, which would require only a simple majority to pass a school levy, is now passing by a narrow margin.

The Kiona-Benton School District has recently seen a levy narrowly fail, not because it didn't get a majority, but because current law requires they have 60% approval and they fell just short of that.

Under Resolution 4204 that would have passed.

The resolution would require only a simple majority instead of the 60% super majority.

It's something district's like Kiona-Benton fought hard for after seeing one levy fail by only 12 tes.

"Usually are right below the 60% mark. I know that we, the one year that we did not pass the levy, it was, we hit 59-something," said Rick Linehan with KBSD.

The Selah School District has also had trouble with this

Here are the latest numbers, once again, the measure to require a simple majority for school levies is narrowly passing by about 6,400 votes, 50.2% to 49.8%.