UPDATE: School referenda didn't fare so well in Marion County. Voters in Franklin Township overwhelmingly voted down two separate referendum questions. In Perry Township, a major school construction project went down to defeat. Only Beech Grove approved its school referendum. Why did people favor raising taxes for Wishard and not the schools? Quite simply, voters were hoodwinked into believing they were not voting for a property tax increase when they voted on the Wishard referendum. The wording of the school referenda left no doubt that voters were voting for a property tax increase. How easily the public can be fooled.
UPDATE II: Someone is attributing this e-mail to Sen. Luke Kenley commenting on the Wishard referendum. It's quite revealing:
"I can understand your frustration, but your blame on the legislature is misplaced. When this was originally requested, they didn't want it to go to a referendum. My position was that if Marion Co. legislators wanted it, that they could put a referendum on the ballot. I was, and am skeptical that this bond will not eventually rely on property taxes."