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April 20, 2018

OP-ED | Property Tax Armageddon Comes for Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Consumer Protection | Town News | Housing | Opinion | Taxes | White House | Real Estate

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Rejoice, it’s tax week! Unfortunately if you live in Connecticut or another state that’s heavily dependent on property taxes you might find yourself socked with a much, much larger bill next year — or even this year. Just another benefit of living here in the Happiest Place on Earth.

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April 13, 2018

OP-ED | Zoning Out: Why Zoning Laws Need Reform

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | West Hartford | Housing | Opinion | Poverty | Real Estate

Town of West Hartford

Is your suburb a monotonous, unwalkable, racially segregated misery pit? Is your city an inescapable concentration of poverty and crime, squeezed from all sides by the surrounding towns? Blame America’s bizarrely strict and exclusionary zoning laws.

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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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March 26, 2018

Moody’s: Connecticut Cities and Towns Feel Pressured By State’s Fiscal Woes

by Jack Kramer | Mar 26, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Wall Street

Sources: Audited financial statements, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s cities and towns will continue to feel financial pressure based on their exposure to fiscal uncertainties and adverse economic and demographic trends, according to a new report released by Moody’s Investors Service.

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March 2, 2018

Trick-or-Treat?

by Bhumika Choudhary | Mar 2, 2018 6:16pm
Posted to: Town News | Local Politics

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HARTFORD, CT – In the midst of a state budget crisis, a proposal to move Halloween to Saturday has been reintroduced, but single lawmaker is claiming credit for introducing the legislation.

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February 23, 2018

Ridgefield High School Students Reframe DC Gun Debate

by Bhumika Choudhary | Feb 23, 2018 2:34pm
Posted to: Town News | Newtown | Public Safety | White House | 5th CD

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HARTFORD, CT — The politicians who have been at this for awhile were outshined Friday by three students from Ridgefield High school who represent millions of other students planning to stand up to gun violence and say “enough.”

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OP-ED | New Report Paints Grim Picture For NW Connecticut

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Town News | Goshen | Litchfield | Salisbury | Torrington | Winsted | Jobs | Opinion

www.northwestcf.org
It’s not as if we don’t have enough to worry about in my corner of the state. Good-paying unskilled jobs are scarce, thanks to the lack of manufacturing and the predominance of the service-sector economy. Towns struggle to fund essential services and repair infrastructure because of a shrinking tax base and an equally dwindling stream of aid from the state.

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February 16, 2018

Municipalities Shouldn’t Expect Road Money Anytime Soon

by Christine Stuart | Feb 16, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Local Politics | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Cities and towns across the state have been anxiously waiting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to release $30 million in funding for their local road projects, but it looks like they will have to wait a little longer.

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January 24, 2018

Municipal Leaders Support Ending Collective Bargaining for Health and Retirement Benefits

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Town News | Waterbury | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Leadership of the state’s largest municipal lobby told a task force Tuesday that pensions and health care benefits should not be part of collective bargaining for municipal employees.

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January 9, 2018

Malloy Administration Says No To $5M for Three Communities

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:12 p.m.) The three communities seeking more than $5 million in supplemental vehicle tax payments from the state will have to take their argument to the legislature.

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