A dispute over property taxes at Butler County Community College has led to legislation that would put a check on the ability of community colleges across the state to spend money.
Republican state Rep. Kristey Williams is pushing a bill that would give voters the power to stop community college spending on construction projects costing more than $250,000 or budgets that increase more than the consumer price index.
The legislation also would require community colleges to lower their property tax rate equal to 80 percent of . . .