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Bethel residents have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year, with very low voter turnout.  The $32.9 million municipal plan passed with 59-percent of the votes.   The $49 million for the schools was approved with 58-percent of the vote.  First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says there was just 11.7 percent voter turnout yesterday.  The tax and spending plan increases the mill rate 1.9 percent.  One of the big drivers of the budget increase is debt service from previously approved projects coming online, specifically the Rockwell and Johnson renovations and the new Police Station. 

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