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A Yes on 4 vote would require lawmakers to pass, by a two-thirds majority, any measure that would cost local schools more than $50,000. It’s that simple.
The amendment has nothing to do with local or state taxes. It asks only that the state fund mandates on schools instead of passing the buck and making our schools pay for new state requirements with local money.
The Alabama Legislature agreed with providing this protection to schools when lawmakers unanimously approved putting Amendment 4 on the ballot. School boards, superintendents and school business officials have the strong support of the Alabama PTA, ALFA, the Business Council of Alabama, the Alabama Patriots and others.