Grand Rapids voters OK tax

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Voters in Grand Rapids have authorized a tax to support the city’s library system for another 20 years. The proposal was on Tuesday’s general election ballot. The tax began in 1997, when voters agreed to help the library pay off a bond for building projects and an expansion of the library system. The tax expires this year and the bond will be paid off. The new tax will raise $1.75 million in the first year and will last until 2037.