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Newtown budget with extra school security rejected
WTNH Television ^ | 04/24/2013

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
I guess taxing lawful gun owners is just fine,but paying to "protect the children" is outta the question. Typical liberal BS. Why not use some of the more than 4 million they've received from around the world, hmmm?

So,all their calls for gun control have absolutely NOTHING to do with protection.

1 posted on 04/24/2013 5:52:57 AM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

“We’re fine! This is a ‘gun-free’ zone!”
Liberals NEVER learn!


2 posted on 04/24/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Puppage

Maybe the voters were saying “no” to the UNARMED security guards. I certainly would.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 5:56:27 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Puppage

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.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 5:58:25 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Puppage

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.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 6:06:52 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Puppage

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.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 6:08:04 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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Why vote yes for an increase in “unarmed” security?

It was for both armed & unarmed. At any rate, why not use some of the 4 million they've received? Just say'n.

7 posted on 04/24/2013 6:10:13 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Gerish
“unarmed” security"

aka Speed Bumps in a Gun Free Zone.

8 posted on 04/24/2013 6:12:17 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: Puppage

Unreal that politics can so cloud the most fundamental purpose of government, which is to protect the lives of the people.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 6:12:20 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Puppage

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 voters—who are broke, have lost their jobs, and don’t want to lose their houses—didn’t like.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 6:24:28 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Puppage

Find a way to increase security without increasing the budget. It can be done.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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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!


12 posted on 04/24/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Gerish
Why vote yes for an increase in “unarmed” security?

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.

13 posted on 04/24/2013 6:37:17 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra says she’s not sure what message voters were sending.

They have acute microcerebral neuropathy compounded by terminal craniorectumitis.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 6:37:45 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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They will probably vote to increase spending to make the “Resistance-Fr...” I mean...”Gun-Free Zone” signs bigger.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 7:15:52 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Puppage

Newtown still has schools? I thought the parents sent them all down to live with Obama.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 7:40:11 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Puppage

Impossible to feel sorry for stupid people.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Agreed.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 1:00:26 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Newtown is mostly Conservative/Republican, despite the Lamestream media’s attempts to portray us as anti-gun and unable to defend ourselves. Not so!


19 posted on 04/25/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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Newtown is mostly Conservative/Republican

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.

20 posted on 04/25/2013 6:31:40 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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We should all have a cold one together sometime! Newtown Conservatives and gun owners need to get better organized...


21 posted on 04/25/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

I am in. Are you in Newtown?


22 posted on 04/25/2013 6:43:45 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Third Person

I agree. I think that is what the voters were saying


23 posted on 04/25/2013 6:46:15 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Puppage

Yes, FReepmail me when you think you’ll be in town.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 7:07:24 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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