Napoleon Area School Dis­trict vot­ers Tues­day turned down a 1/2 per­cent earned income tax by a 53% major­ity.

The district’s deficit spend­ing in fis­cal 2012 is pro­jected to increase each year through fis­cal year 2017.

That’s when pro­jec­tions call for the dis­trict to go broke.

The tax, had it been approved, would have cov­ered oper­at­ing expenses and offi­cials say it would have gen­er­ated a lit­tle over a mil­lion dollers per year for five years.

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