Friday, June 13, 2008

November Transit Referendum Would Have Scheduling On Its Side

A referendum on financing Milwaukee County transit with a half-cent sales tax (and a companion deduction in transit-supporting property taxes) has the support of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

That's good.

And should the presidential election spur the big City of Milwaukee turnout that is probable, a referendum on a service vitally important to city residents should benefit from being on the November ballot.

That being said, referendum questions are more likely to win approval if there is an organized, coordinated, well-financed television-heavy campaign, so the work in getting a referendum question approved is no small feat.

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