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A progressive place

Wow. Round Rock voters approved a $23.2 million bond issue for public libraries in yesterday's election.

The measure passed on a 60-40 vote.

The library package was just one piece of a larger proposal put before voters in the Williamson County city. In all, they OK'd spending almost $124 million on fire department, police department, lilbrary and other public facilities.

It takes courage these days for elected officials to ask voters to approve bond programs, given the anti-government flavor of our times. And in a lot of places, funding for libraries is being cut.

So, hats off to Round Rock. Citizens there seem to care about the quality of life they provide for themselves and their children.

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