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Three Delaware school districts will be asking voters this week to approve an increase in taxes.

The districts include Christina, Brandywine and Cape Henlopen.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Christina School district is asking for around $16 million after seeing three previous referendums fail.

That money will go to help the district fill gaps left by $9 million in budget cuts last year and to fund some new programs.

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The third try may be the charm.

The Christina School district is taking one more swipe at convincing voters to raise taxes after the last two efforts were rejected in referendums.

The district will be asking voters on March 23rd to approve a 30 cent increase per $100 of assessed property value.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that’s 20 percent less than what the district had sought last year.

School officials argue that the money is needed after it cut its budget by $9 million when that last referendum was rejected.

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I-95 from the south end of Brandywine Bridge to the Concord Pike exit will only allow one lane to pass from midnight to 5 a.m. through midweek.

The Concord Exit will be open to traffic during construction.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says its crews will be out paving the road that drivers should expect delays.