People believe the property tax burden can be significantly reduced by sharing services on a regional basis.
The governors of four northeastern states are exploring a regional approach to the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The governors of Connecticut and New York share an interest in regionalism.
The argument usually put forward for regionalism in Connecticut is that it can save money. And it can, but that may not be the best reason to consider metropolitan cooperation. Towns also can make money by developing their regional economies. Second of three articles.
While autonomous municipal government — home rule — is the norm and likely to remain so, regional cooperation has been inching ahead. Now with the state and several large cities facing severe fiscal challenges, mayors such as Hartford’s Luke Bronin and others, including the state’s major municipal advocacy group, are pushing for more regional sharing.