No fewer than 51 of the State's nearly 700 school districts sought to override the 2% tax cap by requiring a super majority of 60% approval of the budget.
One district in Stillwater failed to make it to sixty but it seems like the rest did.
Few people vote on these budgets, but in Bethlehem, near Albany, some 6,000 cast ballots.
Those who vote on budgets are those with a more direct stake in the system and extra spending doesn't bother them.
Those who vote no are cranky, barren people clinging to their guns and bibles.
Budgets fly with voters - Times Union