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Brookfield residents are voting on a tax and spending plan today.  The municipal budget is proposed at $24.4 million.  The schools are seeking approval of a $43 million budget.  It's a 4.1 percent increase in spending and will lead to a 5.6 percent tax rate increase.  Most of the spending increase has been attributed to contractual salary increases, a hike in special education spending and to cover a reduction in state aid.