READER POLL: How much does the hike hurt?

Newton City Council has not yet adopted its budget due to disagreement on a proposed electric rate hike of about 6 percent for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Such a hike would increase the average Newton customer’s monthly bill by $7.43, or $89.16 a year. The average Newton power customer’s bill would climb to $123.46 per month.

How does such an increase affect you? Does it break the bank, hurt just a little or not at all?

Vote now in The O-N-E’s latest reader poll at Visit every Friday for a new reader poll. Then pick up the print weekend edition of The Observer News Enterprise for results of the previous week’s poll.

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