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Next Year's Westport Budget Increases Spending Under 1.5 Percent

Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe.
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport's proposed municipal budget under review by the Board of Finance for the coming fiscal year increases spending by 1.49 percent and totals $205.6 million, reported the Westport News.

The town's portion that First Selectman Jim Marpe proposed totals $91.6 million, which is above present spending by 0.8 percent, and the proposed expenditures from the Board of Education total $113.9 million, a 2.04 percent increase over the current budget plan, said the Westport News.

The proposed budget stays within Finance Board guidelines of increases of just 1 to 1.5 percent, according to the Westport News.

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