Skip to comments.Newtown budget with extra school security rejected
Posted on 04/24/2013 5:52:57 AM PDT by Puppage
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Newtown residents have rejected a budget that included money for extra school security in the wake of the December school shootings.
Voters turned down the $72 million school budget by 482 votes and rejected the $39 million town government budget by 62 votes Tuesday. Nearly 4,500 residents voted on the plans, which would have increased spending by 4.7 percent next fiscal year.
Officials put an extra $1 million in the school and town budgets to hire extra police officers and unarmed security guards to put in each of Newtown's seven schools. The plan was spurred by the shootings that killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra says she's not sure what message voters were sending. She says officials will revise the budget.
So,all their calls for gun control have absolutely NOTHING to do with protection.
“We’re fine! This is a ‘gun-free’ zone!”
Liberals NEVER learn!
Maybe the voters were saying “no” to the UNARMED security guards. I certainly would.
OK, let’s agree to banning some magazines. We have too many as it is. Let’s start with Newsweek and Mother Jones and work from there.
Man, you cannot make stuff like this up!
Newtown loses twenty children, and in all the hysteria, they refuse to increase spending less than 5% to protect their remaining children?
Wow, that is some serious liberal disconnect going on.
We need to point to that when our government “servants” try to give us new laws “for the children”.
Democrats are the enemies of freedom.
Why vote yes for an increase in “unarmed” security? Also, the 4.7% increase was probably for “increased teacher healthcare costs and pensions” which is where most of the school budget bloat goes to.
It was for both armed & unarmed. At any rate, why not use some of the 4 million they've received? Just say'n.
aka Speed Bumps in a Gun Free Zone.
Unreal that politics can so cloud the most fundamental purpose of government, which is to protect the lives of the people.
This time around, try whacking the teacher’s pensions and brother-in-law contracts for more new buses, which in most districts is the other 75 percent of the budget. Maybe that’s what the voterswho are broke, have lost their jobs, and don’t want to lose their housesdidn’t like.
Find a way to increase security without increasing the budget. It can be done.
Obviously the majority of voters know that this was a DHS scam and only the recent new lefty residents/crooks, seen in all the TeeVee crap interviews were just faking the whole crapfest for their gungrabbing BS and to feather their BS $$ campaigns!
Because they're libtards and it's "for the children"... as usual, libtards demonstrate their unwillingness and outright refusal to spend their own money for their idiotic "solutions"; they are only interested in others' paying the bill.
First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra says she’s not sure what message voters were sending.
They have acute microcerebral neuropathy compounded by terminal craniorectumitis.
They will probably vote to increase spending to make the “Resistance-Fr...” I mean...”Gun-Free Zone” signs bigger.
Newtown still has schools? I thought the parents sent them all down to live with Obama.
Impossible to feel sorry for stupid people.
Newtown is mostly Conservative/Republican, despite the Lamestream media’s attempts to portray us as anti-gun and unable to defend ourselves. Not so!
Agreed. My brother & his family live there. I am up there most weekends. The fact that the MSM isn't reporting the incredible surge in permit applications is quite telling.
We should all have a cold one together sometime! Newtown Conservatives and gun owners need to get better organized...
I am in. Are you in Newtown?
I agree. I think that is what the voters were saying
Yes, FReepmail me when you think you’ll be in town.