Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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March 11, 2014

Doan: Increase to allow proactivity

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"Really there's a very short turnover as to when the dollars are collected and when they're sent to the comptroller. People don't really have a whole lot of trust in the state but I explain it's going to follow the student. They've got 30 days to distribute. It will begin to flow on a pretty regular basis," she said.

Lindenmeyer said voters are interested in the tangible benefits the tax would produce. For the district, that would include security and energy efficiency.

"When you put a label on it as to what that dollar is going to mean, people are very receptive," she said.

Timeline If passed, the Dec. 2015 tax levy would be the first time abatement of existing bonds (using schools facility sales tax revenue.) Therefore, taxpayers would see a decrease in tax bills paid in spring 2016.

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