If any aldermen are really concerned about the impact of the override on the least wealthy in Newton, they should propose an amendment to add to the override with an earmark for a program or programs that are more distinctly wealth transfers than the general increase spending on school services. I’m not sure what that would be. I’m sure that there are cuts that have fallen harder on the poorer. Restore those programs. Feel free to nominate some possibilities in the comments.

Make it so, yes, the override will add an additional burden on those with the least, but will be offset by spending that most benefits the same families.


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