Newtown Education Budget Fails Again

The budget has now failed twice.

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    NBC 5

    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.