Well, the results are in, and the voters of the Kalamazoo Public School District have voted to raise taxes. The vote was 59% yes, 41% no. This follows the vote to raise taxes last year for the KRESA millage, and more tax increases before that.
Apparently, the answer to rotten schools in Kalamazoo is always to raise taxes. Does anybody ever ask whether this is working? Apparently, Kalamazoo voters never learn from their mistakes. That might explain why there are so many poor people in Kalamazoo.
There is good news, though. In the Galesburg/Augusta school district, voters rejected all three bond proposals with no votes ranging from 58-64%.
Several states held primary elections. Conservatives won an important battle in Ohio with the victory of Ken Blackwell in the gubernatorial primary. Blackwell is solidly pro-life, pro-gun, pro-marriage, and for limiting government. He also has a real chance of winning substantial black support. Blackwell has had to fight the corrupt liberal GOP establishment every step of the way. His election in November would be a great victory for conservatives.