Another push is being made in the state legislature to make it easier for school districts to get bond issues passed. State Representative Joan Barry of St. Louis sponsors a bill that would allow school bonds to pass with simple majorities in the April and November elections. At present, school bonds must receive either a four-sevenths or a two-thirds majority to be approved. Some members of the House committee hearing Barry’s proposal say the so-called super majority requirements protect property owners, such as farmers.
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