CT municipalities fear they may finally take a budget hit

Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney

After being spared the state budget axe again and again since the Great Recession, leaders of Connecticut’s cities and towns are fearful their perfect track record may be at risk. Though they suffer no major cuts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed new budget, municipal leaders see legislators – who are scrambling to plug other holes in the governor’s plan – eyeing the $3.2 billion municipal aid package hungrily. Continue Reading →

Track the budget, part 3: Taxes and fees

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The Mirror’s budget tracking tool is designed to help you follow along as the governor and legislators try to build a spending and tax plan for the upcoming two fiscal years. This week, we’re adding the proposed tax and fee hikes in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget to the list of cuts Malloy has proposed to areas including health care, social services, municipal aid, public safety, arts and culture, job training programs, libraries and prisons. Continue Reading →