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Stratford Mayor's $216 Million Spending Plan Would Boost Schools

Stratford Mayor John Harkins
Stratford Mayor John Harkins Photo Credit: Mayor John Harkins on Facebook

STRATFORD, Conn. – Schools would benefit if a $216 million spending plan proposed by Stratford Mayor John Harkins goes through, according to a report on

Harkins’ 2016-17 budget, which now goes to the Town Council for approval, calls for a 7.4 percent increase in spending for schools and would increase taxes to 38.84 mills, about 1.86 mills more than residents are paying now, reported.

About $107 million of the total budget would go toward education spending, reported. Municipal spending would stay about the same, said.

The Town Council is expected to vote on the budget in May.

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