Residents use computers at the UConn Library at the Hartford Public Library’s downtown branch before the pandemic. Public access to the computers has been interrupted at this library and others during the pandemic. Residents use computers at the UConn Library at the Hartford Public Library’s downtown branch before the pandemic. Public access to the computers […]
A Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report highlighting rising property taxes across much of the state contained a major factual error, CCM announced Tuesday. But while Monday’s report exaggerated the total number of communities that raised property taxes, its conclusion — that roughly 60% of municipalities not experiencing revaluation raised taxes in 2019 — was accurate.
Nearly 60% of CT cities and towns increased property taxes this year, with most of those tax hikes outpacing the rate of inflation.
After facing Connecticut’s third nor’easter in less than two weeks, municipalities are reminding state officials that strained local snow removal budgets badly need overdue state aid. But the prospects for immediate release of the stalled $30 million in Town Aid Road grants seem dim.
Nearly half of Connecticut cities and towns participating in a recent survey have frozen spending or cut services in response to state budget gridlock and the associated threat of reduced municipal aid, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities reported Monday.
Connecticut towns are asking why state officials are not reducing retirement benefits nor deferring another income tax cut for retired teachers, given the state’s huge budget crisis.
The survey, commissioned by the Connecticut Education Association and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, found 64 percent of voters would cast ballots against legislators who back such a plan.