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Voters ‘bite the bullet’ on Schenectady school budget

$164.3 million school budget gets reluctant nod

Mary B. Mc Claine gets a ballot from Election Clerk Janet Linkinhoker at Schenectady High School during the budget and election vote on Tuesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Mary B. Mc Claine gets a ballot from Election Clerk Janet Linkinhoker at Schenectady High School during the budget and election vote on Tuesday afternoon.
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• Scotia-Glenville overrides cap. Click HERE • Voters OK budgets in all Saratoga County districts. Click HERE. • All Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie school budgets approved except Northville. Click HERE. The mood of the day was ambivalence. The Schenectady school budget was approved Tuesday — but with reluctance, not enthusiasm. “I don’t like that if we have to trim, the kids are hurt. So I bite the bullet,” said resident Linda DiCaprio, who voted yes. Hardly ...

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fjcjr
May 21, 2014
7:20 a.m.

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"Taxes have just gotten out of control". It's ironic that Al Jurczinski would make a comment like that. It never appeared that he took that view when he was proposing budgets! Nevertheless, he's correct - we're taxed into oblivion here, and people are simply tapped out. What is the catalyst that will change it?

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