Referendum success continues with big day for debt-issuance questions

Voters throughout Wisconsin showed continued strong support for new and better school facilities yesterday.  According to media reports, voters gave their approval to at least 41 of the 44 (93 percent) of the referendum requests to borrow money for school improvements.  (One result, in the Big Foot UHS district, is considered by some  in the media to be too close to call, although “yes” votes lead “no” votes in unofficial results on that question.)

Overall, voters approved a total of about $1.2 billion in debt issuance statewide on Nov. 6.  This comes on top of the $515.8 billion in debt issuance approved by local voters through local school district referenda held earlier this year.

Here is a table showing the unofficial results for yesterday’s debt issuance referenda as of this time: