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.