Rell veto on bond package could hurt local schools

Governor Jodi Rell announced Friday she will veto the state bond package passed by the General Assembly.

Rell?s veto could be a big blow to many local school districts. School officials say they need the money tied up in that bond package for construction projects that were performed over the summer.

Rell said she realizes the veto could hurt schools and has called for a special session Wednesday just to go over the school projects part of the bond package.

According to Rell, though the bond package is well-intentioned, she has to veto it because the state cannot afford it. She said the spending in the package goes beyond the state?s limit.

Rell hopes lawmakers can meet in the middle to come up with a bond package right for the state.

Related Information:Lawmakers pass $3.2B bonding bill in special session

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