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Another small but important piece of encouraging election news

Here’s another set of important North Carolina election results that you may have missed in the hubbub of the last 48 hours.  It comes from the good people at the North Carolina Housing Coalition:

“The North Carolina Housing Coalition worked in partnership with several local organizations to support four different ballot measures around the state. All of them passed.

  • PASSED with 71% of the vote – $25 million in Asheville General Obligation Housing Bonds
  • PASSED with 68% of the vote – $25 million in Greensboro Housing Bonds
  • PASSED with 65% of the vote – $5 million in Orange County Bonds for Low and Moderate Income Housing
  • PASSED with 52% of the vote – One half percent local sales and use tax for the Wake Transit Plan

Local government investment in and support for affordable housing is crucial. All of these communities stepped up to the plate.”

In short, these votes provide another strong indication that North Carolina voters still believe in public solutions to important community problems. Congratulations to all who helped make these results possible.

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