Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tioga Update

Not only did the budget pass by 1076 to 441, a 71 percent "yes" vote, or 11 percent more than the supermajority needed, but also the turnout was higher than in the original election, which never happens. Some 1517 voters (plus absentees) came out this time, compared to 1180 last time. So either the cuts Tioga made were enough, the publicity Tioga put out was effective, or the lure of easy casino money made the whole thing seem worthwhile to the voters.

Or maybe it was the threat of half-day kindergarten. We may never know. Let's hope that this correction helps Tioga stay on course for the next few years.

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