"Portland officials are putting pressure on three city councilors whose votes effectively killed a proposal to build a new elementary school off Ocean Avenue with $19.6 million in state aid.- MaineToday.com
The city council voted 6-3 Monday to borrow the money, but it needed seven votes to pass. The state would have reimbursed the money.
Many city and school officials said they were shocked when Mayor Edward Suslovic and councilors David Marshall and Kevin Donoghue opposed the project."
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Cheers to the no votes
It takes guts for a politician to turn down money. Perhaps if the State had more people like this we would not be in the $190 million hole we are in.