Chesterton Tribune

Election panel rejects complaint over school tax referendum

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) ó A northern Indiana election board has rejected complaints that a school corporation violated election law in promoting a $160 million referendum.

Lake County residents Joe Hero and Richard Hucker had filed complaints in November and February with the Lake County elections board. They claimed the Lake Central School Corp. used school property and equipment to promote its referendum then did not publicly disclose it.

The Times of Munster reports school corporation attorney Michael Sears argued Tuesday that campaign finance law does not govern school corporations and that the men provided no evidence to support their allegations.

The countyís election board on Tuesday denied Heroís and Huckerís complaints against the school corporation. Voters approved the school districtís $160 million referendum in November.

 

Posted 6/6/2012