Bill would put limits on community college spending


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 . . .


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