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June 19, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Residents in 24 New York school districts where budget proposals failed to win passage last month are voting for a second and final time.
Districts that fall short of votes again on Tuesday would have to adopt a budget with no tax increase that would likely lead to deeper cuts in staff and programs.
Most of the districts putting budgets up for a re-vote had initially sought to exceed a new property tax cap set by the state.This time around, 21 of the 24 proposals have tax levies at or below their caps, averaging a little under 3 percent.
Budgets exceeding the cap need a 60 percent "supermajority" to pass, rather than a 50 percent simple majority.
Results of the voting are expected Wednesday.
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