Steve Dondero vote

Steve Dondero casts his ballot at The Community Library in Ketchum on Tuesday, May 17. 

Bellevue voters approved a local-option tax for road repairs Tuesday while two other proposals on the ballot — a local-option tax for housing in Ketchum and a bond to build a new south-valley fire station — fell short. Results aren't final until the official canvas of votes, but here's a look at how Blaine County voted on May 17, and what it means going forward. These are developing stories. Check back with mtexpress.com for updates. 

Ketchum sales tax for housing falls short

Ketchum's proposed addition to the city's local-option tax to fund affordable-housing projects fell short of the 60% threshold needed to pass under Idaho code, with roughly 53% of voters in favor and 47% opposed.

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