Lee County half-cent sales tax passes to support schools

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The Lee County half-cent sales tax increase passed on Tuesday.

The measure was close, with 51 percent in favor while 49 percent against its passage. In the 127 total precincts, 100 percent of the vote has been counted.

The sales tax increase will allocate approximately $750 million over the upcoming 10 years to schools in the county.

The School District of Lee County has already approved a budget, which will direct the funds towards school updates and improvements, including security measures. A majority of the capital will be allocated to help with maintenance issues.

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