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Early numbers show support for Montana universities with the approval of 6-Mill Levy.

Posted at 8:35 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:11-04

Early numbers are coming in Montana showing support strong for 6-Mill Levy.

Just after the polls closed at 8 p.m. with 116,110 of votes in there are 66% voting in favor of the levy while 34% have so far voted no.

6-Mill Levy is a nonpartisan effort formed and exists to increase support and knowledge for the 6-Mill Levy according to its Facebook page.

Every ten years Montana voters make a decision on the measure that provides basic annual support for the state’s system of higher education.

The 6-Mill Levy is not a new tax and voters will have the chance to renew it during the 2018 general election.

Montana students are paying 60% of tuition costs out-of-pocket, more than double a generation ago. Without the levy, tuition could rise by 18%.