Rep. Pat Garafalo, R-Farmington, says too many school districts vote on levy funding in odd-year elections when turnout is considerably lower without federal or statewide races. Garafalo argues small groups dictating policy is not ideal.
Republican lawmaker seeks to limit school levy votes to election years
House Education Finance Committee chair Pat Garofalo says he will push a bill next session to require levy referendums to come only in general elections when more voters go to the polls. Garofalo says during off-year elections, more than 70 percent of referendums pass. That rate falls to 52 percent in election years.