DENVER -- A ong-awaited court decision on whether to allow a Colorado school district to raise taxes without voter approval included both a yes and no answer, with appeals likely on both sides.

Arapahoe County district Judge Kenneth Stuart disallowed Littleton, Colo., School District's 2 mill tax increase to raise $1.2 million for asbestos removal mandated by federal law. He held that the increase violated the state constitution's Amendment 1, which requires a popular vote before any tax rise that exceeds the inflation rate.

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