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City Council Questions School Committee Spending [AUDIO]

The New Bedford City Council wants to know how the School Committee is spending its money.

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Morad Says Tax Increase In New Bedford’s Future

New Bedford taxpayers will likely face higher tax bills next year.  That's the world from Councilor At Large Linda Morad. 

Speaking on WBSM's "More Than Just Talk" program, Morad said there's not a whole lot of "fat" to cut from most city departments

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Bousquet Defends City Council Involvement In School Issues

Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet says City Councilors were elected to serve the citizens of New Bedford, and that's what the council is doing by learning more about issues in the School Department

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New Bedford Council Questioning Use of Textbook Money

The New Bedford City Council remains concerned over the alleged misuse of $1 million allotted to the school department for textbooks last year. After the Council granted the funds in May of 2012, reports surfaced that the money went to new hires instead of textbooks and other classroom necessities

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City Council Blindsides School Dept. with Multi-Million Dollar Cut

Just when it seemed to be over, the New Bedford City Council has slashed $4-million from the School Department's Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

Councilor at Large John Saunders proposed the $4-million cut as a way to keep the department's expenditures under control until it was clear more funding was necessary

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City Council Approves Gap Funding for School Budget

City Councilors unanimously approved a $3.5 million dollar transfer Tuesday, to help the School Department close a budget gap for the fiscal year ending on June 30th.

But several councilors took Mayor Jon Mitchell to task for his handling of the situation, and negotiating teacher salary increases without knowing how far in deficit the schools were

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New Bedford School Deficit Remains as Council Delays Vote

The School Department's $3.5-million deficit continues to loom over the City of New Bedford.

The Council delayed approval of the transfer of funds once again, referring the motion to the Council's Finance Committee, which meets next week

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New Bedford Council Tables School Funding, Seeks Accountability

"Accountability" was the buzzword at Thursday night's City Council meeting, as the council voted to table the tranfer of $3.5-million to the school department.

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Mitchell Unveils Proposed FY ’14 New Bedford Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell says his proposed fiscal year 2014 budget takes a "steady as she goes" approach. Mitchell says his $263-million proposal will keep the city at status quo, while also restoring a third of the Rainy Day Fund

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New Bedford Council Denies School Department Funds – For Now

While the police department, the zoo, and other departments will receive funds from the City's free cash account, the school department is being forced to wait for a much needed $2-million.

The City Council tabled the request for the funds Thursday night, citing a lack of response from Mayor Jon Mitchell

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