Supporters of a petition drive to get a referendum on the November ballot asking for a cap on property taxes in Madison County have about a week to wait and see if enough signatures are deemed legit for the effort to proceed.  About 10,000 signatures were presented to the Madison County Clerk's office on Friday. 

Only a little over 8,000 were needed.  County Clerk Debbie Mendoza tells The Big Z anyone who would like to challenge their legitimacy has one week from the last day to file the petitions in which to file an objection.

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The deadline to file an objection would be May 16, according to Mendoza.  The referendum asks voters if they support lowering the maximum tax rate for the county's General Fund from .25 cents to .20 cents.  Assuming 8,030 signatures are verified, the referendum will go to voters this fall.


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