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CVTC Board takes step toward referendum

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The CVTC board of directors is a step closer to a multi-million dollar referendum plan.

Thursday night the board passed a resolution with intent to issue $48.8 million in bonds. Those bonds would fund projects to address workforce needs in the region.

If this referendum passes CVTC officials say the typical homeowner could see about a $20 tax increase per year in the 11-county CVTC district.

As we've reported, CVTC is proposing a variety of projects and improvements to modernize and expand its college. A survey found the public most supported $7-million dollars in updates to labs and classrooms with a focus on regional workforce needs.

The next phase is a public hearing on December 19.

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards is the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor at News 18.

Keith grew up in the Village of Lake Hallie, attending Chippewa Falls schools where he started pursuing his broadcasting education.

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