Buttigieg Backing SBCSC Ballot Issues

May 16, 2020

Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Century Center on March 1st, 2020.
Credit Justin Hicks/WVPE

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is encouraging South Bend voters to raise property taxes for school improvements and salary increases in the June 2 election. Voters are being asked two questions: $54 million to update safety and security, and an additional $20.8 million a year for eight years to pay for things like increased teacher salaries. Taxpayers would see an increase in property taxes of about 40 cents for every $100 of assessed value. Buttigieg says the plan will keep the district's progress moving.