CPS levy rejected by voters

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati voters have handily defeated a levy from Cincinnati Public Schools.

Fifty three percent of voters voted to reject the levy, with 47 percent being in favor.

The 7.95 mill levy would have cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $243 a year.

Superintendent Mary Ronan said in September that this school year alone, state funding to CPS has declined by $18 million. By fiscal 2015 the projected annual loss of state funding will reach 44 million, she added.

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