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Danbury OKs $238M Budget With 2.4% Tax Hike

Mayor Mark Boughton
Mayor Mark Boughton Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury City Council has approved a $238 million budget for 2015-16 that will bring a tax rate increase of 2.4 percent, reported.

Republicans, who hold the majority on council, said the tax hike couldn't be avoided because of the method the state uses to fund schools, the said. No Democrats on the City Council voted for the budget, according to

Democrats aimed their criticism at the state Legislature rather than Republican Mayor Mark Boughton, who devised the budget in April, reported.

The budget also calls for $30 million for road paving, bridge repair, new school roofs and public safety equipment, the report said.

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