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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Westport Board of Finance Cuts $1.2 Million from Education Budget

The Westport Board of Finance tonight approved the 2005-2006 education budget but not before cutting $1.2 million from the amount requested by the Board of Education.

The approval of the $78,323,190 operating budget came on a 6-1 vote with only Democrat Kevin Connolly opposed. He said he thought the cut was too much. The amount represents about a 5 percent increase over the current year.

The Board of Education will have an opportunity April 13 to ask the finance members to restore any or all of the deleted funds prior to consideration of the budget by the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) in May.

At its March 16 meeting, the Board of Finance approved the $50,298,177 town side of the 2005-06 fiscal year budget. (See WestportNow March 16, 2005)

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