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Early childhood proposal
By a 13-5 vote, the Kent County Board of Commissioners approved a ballot proposal in June that would raise $5.7 million the first year for early childhood programs.
According to First Steps Kent, the nonprofit spearheading the initiative, the levy would increase property taxes for the average homeowner by about $23 per year.
Read Michael Kransz June story: Early childhood tax proposal headed to Kent County ballot
The 0.25-mill request is for a taxation period from 2018 through 2024 for the purpose of providing “planning, evaluating, and providing early childhood development services to persons up to age 5 and the their parents.”
Visit the First Steps website for FAQ.