Bangor City Council rejects line-item veto proposal

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Bangor City Council has rejected a measure that would have given it line-item veto power over the school budget.

The council was deciding whether to hold a public hearing on the proposal, which would have allowed council members to make specific changes to the school budget before it went to a public vote.

Community members had a lot to say about it, and ultimately, the council decided in a 6-3 vote that the idea wasn't worth pursuing.

So now, nothing changes. The city council only has the power to approve or reject the total amount of the school budget, not any individual items.


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