AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine secretary of state says opponents of a Maine ballot initiative that raises taxes on high earners have withdrawn their request for a recount.

Voters approved the measure on Nov. 8. The question asked voters if they wanted to add a 3 percent tax on households that earn more than $200,000 per year. The money will go toward public education.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the recount about the school tax question was scheduled to get started on Thursday. However, it was formally withdrawn on Tuesday.

A recount of a ballot question that asked residents if they wanted to legalize marijuana in the state is still set to begin on Dec. 5. Voters approved the measure. The recount is expected to take four to six weeks.


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