Updated 06/21/2011 10:11 PM
J-E budget passes
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ELBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Voters in Jordan-Elbridge have passed a budget for the school district. The second budget proposal passed by just 54 votes.
The budget calls for a 3.9 percent tax increase, a drop from the seven percent voters rejected in the prior spending plan. It also reduces the number of staff cuts from 30 to 25.
Voters we spoke with say the new plan is a step in the right direction, and they're ready to move on.
"Time marches on, and we can't reject everything. And I pay taxes like everybody else and I have nobody in school. But my children went here to school and I think it's necessary that we keep this moving on," said Jean Chilson.
"I'm happy with it. There's probably more they can do they're gonna have some tough going with things that have gone on here to get people back together. Other than that I'm happy," said Ron Dates.
Voters did reject two library propositions and a bus proposition.