- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Residents of Maine’s largest city must decide if they’re willing to approve a 2 percent tax increase as part of the school district’s annual budget proposal.

The Portland Public School’s budget is the subject of a citywide referendum on Tuesday. The school board has recommended a $103.6 million budget for the coming year.

City officials say the budget reflects a decrease of about $1.4 million in state education aid and would increase expenditures by a little less than one percent.

The tax increase would add $42 to the property tax bill of the owner of a home assessed at $200,000.

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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