A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows Minnesotans are about evenly divided over a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Six weeks before Election Day, 49 percent of the likely voters polled supported the proposed amendment, while 47 percent opposed it.
The number of Minnesota schools looking for taxpayers help is down this year. According to the Minnesota School Boards Association, about 30 schools initially indicated they would hold tax levy referendums by the Friday deadline.
The filing period opens today (Tuesday) for local governments that don't hold a primary. You can file to run for office at your city hall or school district. The filings close on August 14th. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th.
This is going to be a big election year. Besides the Presidential election, all of our Congressional Districts, State House and Senate seats will also be up for election. Most of our local governments will also be holding elections.
Voters in the ROCORI school district will be voting on two levy questions on Tuesday. Superintendent Scott Staska says, because both questions are asking voters to continue levies that are already in place, property taxes will not increase.
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