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Curry County Appears To Reject Public Safety Levy

Curry County voters appear to have rejected a tax increase to fund public safety in the face of a $2 million budget shortfall. A measure that would have raised property taxes by about 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed value received 4,464 "no" votes to 3,169 "yes" votes in preliminary results.

The county is facing a $2 million budget shortfall, and it could be the first place Governor Kitzhaber declares a public safety fiscal emergency.

In Curry County, residents pay the second-lowest local property tax rate in the state.

Click here to read earlier coverage of the race.

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