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Escambia votes 'yes' to new Children's Services Council

By Kevin Robinson Pensacola News Journal 7:50 p.m. November 3, 2020

Escambia County voters have embraced a proposal to fund a new, local Children's Services Council.

With all 80 precincts reported, early votes fully counted and mail-in votes partially counted, 61% of voters (98,589) have supported the measure, while 39% (63,156) opposed it, according to the unofficial results.

The initiative will create a new 0.5 mill county property tax dedicated to funding programs that address school readiness, child abuse, juvenile arrests and other issues affecting local youth and their families.

Read more on the PNJ website

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