Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Cuts to City and Town Aid - They just keep on digging...

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Thanks to Brian Ohler for finding this; he writes:

They just keep on digging...

I was able to get my hands on a letter that was recently sent out by Governor Malloy. He sent the attached letter to his budget director, Ben Barnes. It explains that he feels it's necessary to now seriously consider making further cuts to municipal aid. Ben Barnes followed suit by distributing this letter to towns, along with a form inquiring about their fund balances and their contingency plans for dealing with the state budget. This should set off all kinds of alarm bells. Stay out of our damn pockets. They want to know what our town's fund balances are so that they can start picking from for the ripest tree. Our small towns have been run as efficiently and as lean as possible, over decades. So now we're being 'poached' for those sound fiscal decisions? I refuse.

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