Connecticut Council of Small Towns

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Small towns want teachers’ pension bills ‘off the table’

Connecticut’s small towns pressed the General Assembly on Thursday to take the governor’s proposal to shift a third of teacher pension costs onto communities “off the table” in state budget deliberations – but administration officials held firm on their plan. Continue Reading →

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No one wants a share of CT’s teacher pension bill

Municipalities and hospitals both fear the new cost burdens they would assume in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget would grow quickly as state retirement benefit costs surge in the coming years. Continue Reading →

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Towns watching grant cut as harbinger of things to come

Connecticut’s municipal leaders are watching closely to see how swiftly —if at all — lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy release $30 million in promised-yet-withheld capital improvement funds for cities and towns once the new legislative session gets underway. Continue Reading →

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Towns wary of local spending cap as state begins revenue sharing

Enjoying their first infusion of state sales tax receipts — albeit not as much as promised — Connecticut’s cities and towns remain wary of a revenue-sharing program that comes with a controversial spending cap. Continue Reading →

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Bill to allow fewer polling places in primaries back after 4 years

Connecticut’s cities and towns could see small cost savings in future election cycles if lawmakers approve a bill that would allow town registrars to reduce the number of polling places in primaries. It has substantial support, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. Continue Reading →

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Municipal groups: Cuts in aid by another name hurt just as much

A troubling new trend in state budgets, according to municipal lobbying groups, involves cuts to town grants accompanied by a promise to offset those cuts with cost-saving initiatives. But those initiatives, municipal leaders say, haven’t been delivered. Continue Reading →

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