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MoCo Anti-Tax Measure Too Close to Call

Results are exceptionally close in Montgomery County on a ballot question that would make it harder for county leaders to raise the property tax.

Now, it takes a vote of seven of nine county council members to exceed a local tax cap that ties annual property-tax increases to about the rate of inflation. The proposed charter amendment, informally known as the "Ficker Amendment" after local anti-tax activist Robin Ficker, would require a unanimous vote by the nine members to do so.

With 36 percent of Montgomery precincts reporting, the issue looks to be a squeaker. Voters are so far backing the measure by just over 50 percent. Stay tuned.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 4, 2008; 10:05 PM ET
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