Troy City School District residents have approved a $112.9 million budget for the 2016-17 school year as well as a $23.3 million Capital Project – both with a 0-percent tax levy increase. In addition three candidates have been elected to the Board of Education.
The unofficial results of the budget vote are 589 (yes) to 141 (no). This $112,909,509 budget will result in a 0-percent tax levy increase – $47,000 below the allowable tax cap.
Less than 800 people voted?
The Vega Trial is underway.
Vega is accused of strangling Milligan on April 3, 2014, at 271 Fifth Ave. in Lansingburgh, then setting fire to her apartment to cover up the killing.
Milligan was pregnant with Vega's unborn child, Alina, who also died. Prosecutors believe trial testimony will show Vega killed Milligan because his current girlfriend, with whom he also had a child, was angry over the pregnancy, court records said.
If acquitted, Vega would like a career working with children.
The lead prosecutor is Andrew Botts. Unlike the last fiasco, Mr. Botts was not admitted to practice law this year. He was admitted in 2012. So, we have that going for us. Wish him luck. This was a heinous crime and if Vega was white, and lived in Bethlehem, it would be a Lifetime Original Movie.