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I’m a first-generation college student from Billings and I’m writing in support of the six-mill levy. This levy has been in place since 1948 and comes up for renewal every 10 years with this midterm being its 70th year, and in its 70-year history it’s never once been raised despite rising costs of college.

If this levy is not renewed this year, then other Montana students and I will be facing at least an 18 percent tuition increase next year, effectively making higher education out of reach for many students, including myself. Without this education the jobs of tomorrow will be left unfilled and my dream of being the first person in my family to graduate from college will be destroyed. Please vote to renew the six-mill levy at the upcoming election!

Kelly Armington


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