- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Residents of the Rapid City school district have voted against opting out of the state property tax freeze.

Unofficial totals show the proposal received only about 43 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. More than 17,000 people voted.

The measure would have generated about $6 million per year in increased property taxes for schools in each of the next five years. Opponents felt that school officials could do a better job managing finances and cutting spending.

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