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Both constitutional amendments pass

Nov 08, 2023 12:49 pm

Luke Parsnow reports for New York State of Politics that two statewide constitutional amendments, both regarding debt, on the back of the ballot, passed by wide margins. One amendment removes the borrowing limit for school districts in small cities, defined as those with fewer than 125,000 residents. Those school districts can now borrow 10 percent of the total value of the city’s taxable property, where they were limited to five percent before. The other amendment makes it easier to construct or repair sewage facilities because it exempts those projects from the overall debt limits that apply to local governments. This amendment must get reapproved by voters every ten years. Both passed with more than 64 percent approval. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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