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Jeanice Swift
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) placed a $1 billion bond proposal on this year's ballot, which would be used to improve infrastructure over a course of 30 years.  The proposal passed with a little over 53-percent voter support.  AAPS superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the district's immediate and future plans.

Julie Helber
Chelsea School District / chelsea.k12.mi.us

Election day is coming up, and this year's ballot features an $81 million bond proposal for the Chelsea school district.  WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks to Chelsea schools superintendent Dr. Julie Helber about what this proposal, if approved, will do for the district's infrastructure.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Ann Arbor Public Schools' billion dollar bond proposal is getting mixed reactions from local voters.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan spoke with voters and has their thoughts on the issue. 

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools / a2schools.org

Voters in the Ann Arbor public school district will  decide a one-billion dollar bond proposal on the November 5th ballot.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with district school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about plans for the money and the financial impact on residents, if approved. 

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners last week decided to shelve a proposal to sell hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds. the money generated for the bond sale would have been used to cover the county's long-term pension costs and retiree health care. Commissioners decided to wait until such time the state of Michigan spells out its rules for a bond sale of this kind. Still, the issue is far from dead. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Board of Commissioners last night went forward with a public hearing on the issue, gathering more input from the community.

Washtenaw County Commissioners are considering a proposal to sell up to $345 million dollars in bonds to cover unfunded pension and retiree health care costs. AS WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Commission held a public hearing on the issue Wednesday night, but less than a handful of people turned out to offer input.

Ann Arbor District Library voters next week will decide the future of the city's main library as they decide a 65-million dollar bond proposal.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.