Newtown Education Budget Fails Again

The budget has now failed twice.

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Tuesday, May 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:14 PM EDT
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Newtown Education Budget Fails Again

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It's back to the drawing board for the Newtown Legislative Council as their proposed education budget failed for a second time.

The education budget failed by a count of 2407-2355, a mere 52 votes. The proposed town budget passed 2508-2262 and is now finalized.

The proposed education budget was for $71 million. The budget first failed at referendum on April 23.

The legislative council revised the budget at a April 30th meeting, reducing the increases by  $750,000.

The legilstive council will now take about a week to revise the education budget before once again putting it up for a town wide referendum, most likely on June 4.

The town was also asked if they felt the education budget was too low, to which they responded no by a vote of 3515 to 1046.

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