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(Bristol, Conn./CBS Connecticut) - Bristol has a budget.

The City Council and Board of Finance approved a spending plan of just over $185.1 million.

Mayor Ken Cockayne says as a result, property taxes will increase by 3.3-percent.

The mayor says the tax increase is due in part to contracts in place prior to his election.

However, Cockayne says the city will now be able to fund full-day kindergartin beginning with the 2014-15 school year, something city officials have had an eye on for several years…

The budget passed on a combine 14-to-1 vote.

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