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January 29, 2015

OP-ED | Unfunded Mandates And The Towns That Hate Them

by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 7:00pm

Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.

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January 28, 2015

Municipalities Still Unhappy With Stormwater Permit Proposal

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2015 5:30am

shutterstock The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection modified its draft storm water permit for municipalities this week, but at least two municipal lobbies say it’s still an unfunded mandate.

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January 19, 2015

Local Officials Continue To Sound Alarm Bells Over Storm Water Permit

by Hugh McQuaid | January 19, 2015 1:32pm

Municipal leaders are seeking further concessions from the state environmental protection agency on new regulations forcing towns to reduce pollution through storm water runoff.

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January 14, 2015

Local Elected Officials Press Malloy, Legislative Leaders On Priorities

by Christine Stuart | January 14, 2015 6:28pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wanted to talk about his vision for Connecticut’s transportation future Wednesday, but local elected officials were more focused on unfunded municipal mandates and property tax relief.

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January 5, 2015

Municipalities Will Focus on Property Tax Relief, Education Finance Reform, Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 12:13pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is hoping that property tax reform, education finance reform, and infrastructure investment are part of the legislative agenda this year.

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December 29, 2014

State Backs Off Stormwater Regulations

by Christine Stuart | December 29, 2014 5:29am

The state is backing off its proposal to impose strict new requirements on local governments in an effort to get them to reduce pollution through stormwater runoff.

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December 23, 2014

Senate Republicans Name Urban ‘Ambassador’

by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2014 2:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Avery Gaddis didn’t walk into Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano’s office looking for a job. He showed up with Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown to complain about what a poor job lawmakers are doing communicating with urban communities.

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November 28, 2014

Who Gives To Charity? It’s Not Who You Think

by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 10:34am

Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.

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November 20, 2014

Municipal Lobby Examines State’s Poorest Municipalities

by Kristi Allen | November 20, 2014 8:29am

CCM & DECD Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby released a report Wednesday detailing the challenges faced by the state’s 25 most distressed municipalities.

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October 21, 2014

Malloy, Foley Both Promise To Hold Towns Harmless

by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2014 11:54am

Christine Stuart photo Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, told hundreds of municipal leaders Tuesday at their annual convention that he would hold municipalities harmless when putting together the state budget.

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