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Eight votes decide Peekskill school budget

The Peekskill school budget passed by a mere eight votes Wednesday. After the polls closed Tuesday, the count for the $62.6 million budget was ahead by only one vote. Affidavit ballots still needed to

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2006, 8:26 PM

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The Peekskill school budget passed by a mere eight votes Wednesday.
After the polls closed Tuesday, the count for the $62.6 million budget was ahead by only one vote. Affidavit ballots still needed to be counted and the addresses had to be verified by the Board of Elections. When all the votes were in, it was 417 in favor and 409 votes against.The new budget will mean an 8.2 percent tax hike for homeowners. Superintendent Judith Johnson says there needs to be different ways to fund the schools so the burden is not only on the taxpayers. The election also returned all incumbents to the school board.
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