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Amendment Two Gets Little Opposition

By Associated Press

Montgomery, AL – Education groups that sometimes fight at the Legislature are united in trying to get Alabama voters to approve a property tax measure on the November Seventh ballot that they say would provide equity to Alabama schoolchildren. Amendment Two is a proposed constitutional amendment that would require every city and county school system to have at least 10 mills of property taxes dedicated to public education. Alabama has 101 systems that already meet that requirement, but 30 systems would have to raise their taxes if Amendment Two passes. The Alabama Education Association, the School Superintendents of Alabama, the Alabama Association of School Boards, and the Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools have endorsed Amendment Two and are working to get it passed. So far, there have been no organized groups to fight it.

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