Ohio voters to consider 150 school levy requests this fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters in Ohio will be asked to consider 150 tax issues for schools when they cast their ballots this fall.

That number is up from 110 levies in last year’s election, but it’s still the second lowest number of requests on a November ballot since at least 2000.

The state’s elections chief and the Ohio School Boards Association say 74 of the requests this fall are for new money for schools, and the rest seek to renew or continue existing taxes.

Last year, 30 levies sought new money for schools and voters approved just over half of them. Requests for additional revenues generally have a much lower passage rate than those that seek to continue existing taxes.