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Kay Khan: Vote 'Yes' Three Times on March 12

A letter to the editor from Newton State Rep. Kay Khan supporting the March 12 override questions.

 

I’m writing to ask you for your support, and most importantly your THREE YES VOTES, in order for Newton to pass Mayor Setti Warren’s override package on March 12.

Local government in Newton has come a long way in the past few years getting its finances in order. I have been working hard – and quite successfully, I might add — along with the other members of Newton’s legislative delegation to ensure that our city continues to receive its fair share of local aid. Still, because Newton is such a great place to live and raise children, many young families have moved here over the past decade, adding almost a thousand students to our school system, and hundreds more are expected in the coming years. More teachers and space are vitally necessary to maintain the quality education that we provide our children and grandchildren.

Having put three children through our school system, and with five grandchildren currently enrolled in Newton Public Schools, I know firsthand that we must pass this override package. The Angier school, which one of my grandchildren attends, is the top capital improvement priority for Newton. The Cabot school is also in deplorable condition, listed as one of the ten worst in Massachusetts. The Zervas school, which another of my grandchildren attends, is far too small and outmoded to meet current needs.

Your THREE YES VOTES will also allow Newton to repave many of our deteriorating roads and sidewalks, improve emergency response time by rebuilding Fire Headquarters and Station 3 in Newton Centre, and put additional police officers on our streets to address growing traffic problems.

Please remember to vote YES three times on March 12 and encourage your friends and family to join you in Building Newton’s Future. Thanks!

--Kay Khan
State Representative
11th Middlesex District

 

Editor's note: Looking for more override stories, blogs and Letters to the Editor? Check out our Newton override page.

NEIL RONCHINSKY February 26, 2013 at 02:25 PM
ALL OF THESE PROJECTS COULD HAVE BEEN PAID FOR IF IT WASNT FOR THAT RIDICULOUS TAJ MA HIGH SCHOOL. YOU LYING POLITICIANS TOLD US WE COULD AFFORD IT, NO OVERRIDE WAS NECESSARY. WELL, YOU LIED(BIG SURPRISE). THE ONLY PEOPLE GETTING RAISES IN THIS ROTTEN ECONOMY ARE GOVERNMENT WORKERS. ALL YOU GOVERNMENT WORKERS DO IS REACH INTO OUR POCKETS TO FUND THESE RAISES. i SAY VOTE NO NO NO, MAKE THE ROTTEN LOCAL LAWMAKERS SLEEP IN THE BED THEY HAVE MADE FOR THEMSELVES..
Robert L. Cerra February 27, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Was there any doubt in anyone's mind that Kay Khan would support a tax increase. When the "D" appears with the elected official and he/she is proposing a tax increase Kay will be there to lend a hand. The idea that we can count on her for insight and objectivity is lost in a sea of liberal Democratic philosophy
Moving Newton Forward March 01, 2013 at 07:11 PM
It's a shame more Newton voters didn't vote for Greer. She brings an independent perspective to government. Greer worked as an engineer and real estate professional while Kay Khan's background was primarily in the academic and health services areas http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2012/10/21/swiston-challenges-kahn-time-for-house-seat/hTdaXhgYVPZA3mE8vnLTmN/story.html

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