Fierce debate over repeal of education spending law

The House has voted to repeal an education cost containment law. The law, adopted last year, called for two budget votes in high spending towns. A strong majority of House members voted to replace the law with a different approach. The action by the House has set off a fierce debate at the Statehouse. VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.

VPR Evening News February 21st, 2008

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