Early voting for Taylorville Elections begins March 10th and the Taylorville School Tax Referendum is one thing people need to keep in mind as it will affect everyone. Patty Hornbuckle CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce said if the referendum gets passed, both students and the city will continue to move positively, but if not, Taylorville could be facing dark times.
She said if it does not pass not only will the students suffer because they will receive just core curriculum with no extracurriculars offered, but because of that, businesses could pull out or pass on moving into the city.
Hornbuckle said that doesn't even include people moving out because their children aren't reviving the quality education they once were. And if people move out, fewer local tax dollars are going back to the city.
Hornbuckle appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.