It's official: JeffCo will hold vote for Birmingham school tax - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

It's official: JeffCo will hold vote for Birmingham school tax

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Jefferson County Commissioners voted Wednesday to set up a referendum vote for Birmingham's proposed school tax.

The school system wants to raise property taxes to support classroom improvements.

Under state law, the county must pay for the vote. Commissioners say it's $250,000 that they didn't budget for. The commission wanted to include the vote in the general election to cut down on costs but School Board President Randall Woodfin says the board wanted a seperate voting day.

"There is so much going on with regards with individual votersThis is a single issue campaign. This is pretty much different verses a candidate running. So we wanted to separte it for that reason," Woodfin said.

The vote will be held Sept. 9, 2014.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:05:53 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
  • Breaking: Aggravated Assault at BP Food Mart in Thomson

    Breaking: Aggravated Assault at BP Food Mart in Thomson

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:03:06 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Breaking: An aggravated assault took place today at approximately 2:33 pm. at the BP Food Mart, which is located at 418 Jackson Street in Thomson, Georgia. 

    More >>

    Breaking: An aggravated assault took place today at approximately 2:33 pm. at the BP Food Mart, which is located at 418 Jackson Street in Thomson, Georgia. 

    More >>
  • Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

    Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:03:06 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:59:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly