Claims of potential layoffs and public safety concerns continue to be voiced by opposition to a petition drive in Madison County.  If successful, the petition drive would place a referendum on the November ballot that would ask voters if they want to cap the maximum tax rate for the county's General Fund at .20 cents.

The current cap is .25 cents, but Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan tells The Big Z they have averaged a levy of .22 cents over the past decade.

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Kurt Prenzler tells The Big Z claims that capping the tax is the responsible thing to do.

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To get the question on the ballot requires the collection of just over 8,000 signatures, which is equal to ten percent of the voters that cast a ballot in the last election.  The petitions must be turned in by May 9. 


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