MONROE, Conn. -- After its first referendum on Tuesday, Monroe’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year passed, according to CT Post.com
The $85.1 million budget won by 76 votes, with 1,380-1,304, with three rejected ballots, according to CT Post.com
The budget represents a 1.22 percent increase in spending, with schools receiving $54.6 million. This is an increase of 1.55 percent from this year, CT Post.com reported.
The budget includes a 1.57 percent tax increase for the 2016-17 fiscal year, CT Post.com reported.
This year’s tax increase was 2.28 percent, CT Post.com reported.