By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An initiative that would boost funding for Maine schools has qualified for the state ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday that supporters gathered 66,849 valid signatures, about 5,700 more than required.

The bill would boost educating funding with $157 million in new annual revenues raised by collecting a 3 percent “surcharge” on the incomes of Mainers with over $200,000 in household income.

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