St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley last week proposed revising a $120 million bond referendum for the April ballot.

The bonds would finance a new family court building, a new health department building and laboratory, county courthouse improvements, a new animal control center, and a new crime lab, in addition to other improvements.

The measure narrowly won a majority of votes when it appeared on the Nov. 4 ballot, but fell short of the 57% supermajority required for passage. Officials hope to sway more voters this time by the promise that no tax increase is needed as the county continues to retire existing debt.

County action to place the measure on the ballot is required by the end of ­January.

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