Voters rejecting local government review

2014-06-03T21:45:00Z 2014-06-04T00:33:09Z Voters rejecting local government reviewBy CLAIR JOHNSON cjohnson@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Voters rejected measures for local government review in Tuesday’s primary election.

State statute requires the issue to be placed before voters every 10 years.

In unofficial final results, Yellowstone County voters rejected the review by 20,969 votes, or 67.77 percent, to 9,974 votes, or 32.23 percent, in favor.

City of Billings voters turned down local government review by 11,909 votes, or 53.57 percent, to 10,323 votes, or 46.43 percent, in favor.

City of Laurel voters also turned down local government review with 678 votes, or 55.21 percent, to 550 votes, or 44.79 percent, in favor.

Laurel voters also voted against creating a park maintenance district, with unofficial results showing 884 votes, or 70.27 percent, against to 374 votes, or 29.73 percent, in favor.

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