Riley blocks date for property tax referendum

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)_Alabama won't have a property tax referendum on June 27th next year after all. The Legislature in its recent special session approved a constitutional amendment that would require all city and county school systems to have at least ten mills of property tax dedicated to public education.

The Legislature also passed a resolution setting the statewide referendum on the proposed constitutional amendment for next year's primary election runoff on June 27th.

Riley refused to sign the resolution because the runoff traditionally has a low turnout. Riley says the referendum should be at an election with a high turnout.

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