South Tucson low voter turnout approves home rule

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Only 200 voters cast ballots in Tuesday's election in South Tucson, but they approved a home rule option by a 2-1 margin.

The decision allows the city to set spending limits instead of following guidelines mandated by the state.

South Tucson is projecting to spend $15.8 million in 2013-2014. The state mandate was around $10 million.

The proposal passed 136-64 (68 percent-32 percent).

The City of South Tucson has 1,909 registered voters, meaning it had a 10.6 percent turnout.

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