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Municipalities fear big CT deficits will nix promised state aid

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, at podium, is flanked by Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller and Sprague First Selectman Cathy Osten, who also is a state senator.

In light of surging state budget deficits, municipal leaders were skeptical Tuesday that their communities would receive the hundreds of millions of dollars in state sales tax receipts owed them over the next three years. The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities also used their annual lobbying day at the Capitol to urge legislators to spare them from new mandates and to postpone and reform a new municipal spending cap. Continue Reading →

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