By Mike Sherry for KHI News Service, April 5, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northland voters did a flip-flop in helping to renew a health levy in Tuesday’s municipal election.
When the 22-cent property tax first gained approval eight years ago, it won on the strength of a 62 percent majority among voters south of the Missouri River. It only garnered 40 percent approval in the two counties north of the river, Platte and Clay.
This time around, 60 percent of Northland voters gave approval while the margin of victory south of the river increased to 82 percent.
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