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6:07 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

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11:58 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Burlington School Extends Tax Levy

Burlington, IA – The Burlington School District's current instructional support levy expires June 30.

The School Board has voted to extend it by 5 years. The move was possible after no one voiced any opposition during a public hearing and a 28-day public comment period.

Business Manager Chris Van Meter says the levy started out as 75% local property tax revenue/25% state funding. She says the state has gradually cut its portion of the levy.

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WIUM Local
11:23 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Lee County Elected Leaders Could Get Raises

Keokuk, IA – The Lee County Compensation Board is recommending 2% raises for the five county supervisors. The recommendation also covers the county attorney, auditor, recorder, sheriff, and treasurer.

The increases would take effect July 1.

A wage freeze for the supervisors and a 5% increase for the other elected leaders were rejected by the compensation board prior to the motion to increase wages by 2%.

The Board of Supervisors will make the final decision, though, on salaries.

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WIUM Local
8:51 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Board Considers Modular Classrooms at Lincoln

Macomb, IL – The Macomb School Board has agreed to move forward with plans to build a modular classroom unit at Lincoln Elementary School. It will contain two classrooms.

Superintendent Alene Reuschel says the district chose this option because there is no longer enough room at the school for all its classes and activities due to increasing enrollment. Though the building was designed with future, permanent additions in mind, she says that idea is not financially feasible at this time.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

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Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

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