Out of 9,352 registered voters in the Hudson City School District, only 1,673 turned out at the polls today. Of those 1,673, 1,249 voted NO on the budget. (That's a whopping 75 percent.) Only 424 people voted YES.
Yet in spite of the voters' unequivocal rejection of the budget, the HCSD Board of Election voted 4 to 3 to impose the exorbitant budget anyway. The four BOE members voting to do so were Peter Merante, Emil Meister, Jeff Otty, and Mary Daly.
Read Lynn Sloneker's excellent account of the stunning turn of events on Unmuffled.