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Break for schools: Law change means levies can't be taken away

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School officials in Minnesota no longer have to worry that successful levy referendums will later be overturned by voters.

In a case based largely on the Frazee-Vergas School District, the Legislature this year removed the option of so-called reverse referendums from state law.

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The law previously provided for a new operating levy referendum vote with a petition signed by just 15 percent of registered voters.

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