A petition drive to get a referendum on the November ballot asking for a cap on property taxes in Madison County can now be called a success.  About 10,000 signatures were presented to the Madison County Clerk's office in May, but the validity of the signatures was challenged.  The county's Electoral Board has declared 8,302 signatures valid, which is more than enough to place the question on the November ballot. 


Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler supported the effort and tells The Big Z the plan was to collect enough extra signatures to survive a challenge.



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The referendum asks voters if they support lowering the maximum tax rate for the county's General Fund from .25 cents to .20 cents.  Attempts to contact Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan for comment have so far been unsuccessful.

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