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This is the year to enable a municipal open space funding option

Legislators on both sides of the aisle say they want to protect municipal open space, support town recreation areas, invest in clean water infrastructure, and combat problematic invasive species … so why aren’t they giving municipalities the chance to generate the resources necessary to succeed? The Connecticut General Assembly Environment Committee has a tremendous leadership […]

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Sweeping Community Investment Act funds will do more harm than good

The state’s fiscal crisis is forcing the administration and the members of the General Assembly to make tough decisions in order to close the budget gap in the current fiscal year and craft a new biennial budget. That said, we strongly contend that sweeping dedicated funds, such as the Community Investment Act (CIA), into the state general fund will only do more harm than good by cutting off a consistent source of funding and reinvestment for our communities, while defeating the very purpose of having established a dedicated fund.