May 30, 2018, Danbury (CT) News Times: Brookfield finance board tackles third budget proposal https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Brookfield-finance-board-tackles-third-budget-12955924.php …Under the second version of the budget, town spending would have increased 0.75 percent, while school spending would have increased 4.7 percent. Overall spending would have risen 3.5 percent and the property tax rate would have increased 4.7 percent. Most of the hike in the school budget has been attributed to a rise in special education costs, cuts to state aid and contractual salary increases.
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