HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County election officials say voters have rejected a proposed millage increase for National Park Community College in Hot Springs.
Incomplete returns from Tuesday's vote show the vote is 2,761-1,839 against the millage increase. Election officials say two voting machines have not been counted - but that there are not enough votes remaining to change the outcome.
College officials had asked for a 1.7 mill increase that would raise the millage rate from 0.8 to 2.5 mills. The money was to be used to help build a new technical campus that would include a technical center for high school students at the college.
College President Sally Carder told The Sentinel-Record that she's disappointed in the vote - but says she believes the outcome is a reaction to the economy.
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