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Petersburg voters diverge with state on Measure No. 1


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Petersburg's primary votes compared with the statewide results.

The primary election wrapped up Tuesday evening and Petersburg voters aligned with the state in all but two contests.

The biggest difference between state and local voters was seen in Measure No. 1. Statewide the contest was close, with a "no" vote garnering 52 percent and a "yes" vote 48 percent. Locally, Petersburg residers voted 68 percent "yes."

A "yes" vote would have repealed Senate Bill 21 and reverted to the previous ACES system. The "no" vote keeps the Senate Bill 21.

Among other changes, SB 21 eliminated the progessivity mechanism under the previous regime and raised the base rate...

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