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|NUMBER 225||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||OCTOBER 2004|
|Voters Slap Down School District|
Voters in the affluent Ladue School District in suburban St. Louis in June voted a resounding 60% against a substantial property tax increase that would have slapped many homes with a 75-100% higher bill compared to 2000.
Arguments marshaled by opponents included the following evidence of runaway spending: