After initial reluctance, Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is warming to the prospect of helping towns improve air quality in schools.
Many communities in Connecticut froze non-education jobs to help balance their budget during the pandemic.
A coalition of municipalities, teachers, others challenged Gov. Ned Lamont to enhance state funding to improve school air management systems.
Municipalities are reluctant to ease penalties on delinquent property taxpayers now that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed.
For years Connecticut hasn’t helped towns fund many air system upgrades in schools. Does that work in times of COVID?
The bill gives towns the option of merging services regardless of whether local charters appear to block such a move.
Policymakers face unprecedented challenges deciding how to spend $6 billion-plus in new federal pandemic relief.
The House approved bills Wednesday pledging $100 million-plus in new municipal aid and offering tax incentives to attract data centers.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have yet to arrive, leaving municipal leaders wary of new proposed aid.
Most of the new money Lamont would distribute to cities and towns wouldn’t come out of the state’s coffers.
Legislators and municipalities want to know how and when Gov. Ned Lamont will divvy up $1 billion in federal relief.
Gov. Ned Lamont also said he won’t bill municipalities for a share of Connecticut’s massive teacher pension fund debt.
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 […]
Lawmakers say the state should help programs, like higher education, beset by the COVID pandemic. Will the governor agree?
The governor has been withholding use of state money for pandemic relief in fear it will run out too soon.