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Milton rejects Community Preservation Act tax, backs Obama and Warren

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 6, 2012 10:42 PM

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Milton voters rejected the Community Preservation Act Tuesday, with 8,255 residents votingno, compared with 6,454 yes votes, according to totals released by the Town Clerk’s office. A little more than 2,000 voters left the question blank.

The act, which has been adopted by nearly 150 other communities, would have allowed the town to establish a 1.5 percent surtax on properties valued at more than $100,000.

The money would have been used to provide money for local open space, recreation, affordable housing, and historical preservation efforts. Seniors and others on low or moderate fixed incomes would have been exempt from the tax.

The town also backed President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, by a vote of 18,613 to 8,294, and Democrat Elizabeth Warren over Republican US Sen. Scott Brown, by a vote of 16,808 to 10,580, according to preliminary results compiled by the Globe.

A full look at how Miltonians voted at the national and state level is available on the Town Clerk’s website.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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