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Monroe says 'yes' to schools
Dick Feller is checked in to vote by poll volunteers Jeanette Kelty, Elaine Brukwicki and Mariam Assaf at Monroe City Hall Tuesday. This was Assafs second time as a volunteer on an election day. I really enjoy it, Assaf said. I get to learn about things I didnt get to do before and meet new people. People here are so nice and help you out. Kelty said the voter turnout so far had been great and steady. Everyone seems to be pretty positive. Weve had a lot of first-time voters and there were over 1,500 absentee ballots. Kelty has been a volunteer at the polls for two years. I enjoy it, Kelty said. Im very involved in following politics and different movements. Its a passion. To order a reprint of either photo, visit Times photo: Marissa Weiher
MONROE - Monroe voters overwhelmingly decided Tuesday to allow the Monroe school district increase its budget for the next three years. According to Green County's election results, 65.36 percent of Monroe voters voted to increase the district's budget for operational costs by $1,500,000 per year for the next three years. Meanwhile, 69.49 percent voted to increase the budget for security and maintenance costs by $460,000.