Not exactly a groundswell of support for Franklin’s $43 million school referendum

YES: 7,804 (52.03%)
NO:  7,196 (47.97%)

Interesting note: one-fourth of the people who cast ballots did NOT vote one way or the other on the referendum question.

Didn’t know enough about it?

Didn’t care?

From one of my very, very sharp readers, sent about a week before the election:

“Kevin,  I didn’t realize that Franklin is in the middle of a referendum – it shows how low profile they are keeping it to focus the vote on yes.”

Great point. reports:

“The $43.3 million referendum represents a tax increase of 65 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.”


But that’s on top of the already too-high school taxes, already too-high city taxes, Milwaukee County taxes,  MATC taxes, sewerage district taxes, and state tax for forestry purposes.

“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
A phrase often associated with P.T. Barnum (above)


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