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CWI: No decision yet whether it will request recount after $47 million levy fails

Mark Browning, CWI vice president for communications, told CBS 2 News on Wednesday that the college has yet to decide the next step. (CBS 2 News Staff)

There's close. And then there's really, really close.

That's an easy way to describe the final unofficial numbers for the $47 million College of Western Idaho levy that would fund a new health science building. The levy required 55 percent of support in order for it to be successful.

It received 54.94 percent, failing by the slightest of margins.

So what's next? According to the unofficial numbers, the levy qualifies for a state-issued recount, but as of Wednesday afternoon, the College of Western Idaho has yet to put in the request.

Mark Browning, CWI vice president for communications, told CBS 2 News on Wednesday that the college has yet to decide the next step. He says the CWI board of trustees will have to decide whether they want to pursue a recount and they've yet to have any formal discussions.

"The need (for a new health science building) is not going to go away," Browning said.

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