Op-ed column: School budget approval was really a vote against alternative
Sunday, May 27, 2012
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On May 15, my school district’s budget passed. Hurray! In fact, most did, even some that were forced to go over the 60 percent tax-cap threshold vote set by Gov. Cuomo. My district, in particular, saw a record turnout — more than 4,000 people came out to cast their votes. The casual observer might draw the conclusion that this high turnout was the result of people thrilled with their choices. One might also conclude that the budget’s margin of victory, about 18 percent, reflected the decisive will of the electorate. After all, that’s what overwhelming passage would imply, right?..