Repeal of Budget Validation will NOT be in LD 570

Repeal of Budget Validation will NOT be in LD 570

February 5, 2010 Posted by Maine Heritage Policy Center - No Comments

This just in…the Education Committee has voted unanimously that they will NOT include a repeal of the budget validation process in LD 570, the bill the committee is working on.  Thanks to a tidal wave of calls and emails from all over the state, the committee decided to make a very public pronouncement this afternoon that they will NOT take away the right to a referendum vote on school budgets. They may tweak the process, so voters should remain vigilant, but, to their credit, the committee has said with one voice that budget validation will not be repealed in their omnibus bill.

Thanks to all of you who spoke out and let them hear your voice! You did it!