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Petition Created to Lower Howard College Tax Rate

HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

A group in Big Spring has started a petition to lower the new Howard College tax rate.

Trustees approved the seven cent increase in their rate earlier this month.

It's currently above the rollback rate which makes it eligible for petition action.

If the petition gets enough registered voters signature, an election will be called for the public to vote to bring the college tax rate down.

Howard College officials says a decrease in state funding has resulted in students taking on the burden in fee and tuition increases.

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