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March 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Approves Budget; Trump Threatens Veto Then Says He’ll Sign It

by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Health Care | Iraq at Home | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House | Portland

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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.

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August 30, 2017

Local Elected Officials Call On Lawmakers To End Budget Stalemate

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2017 1:10pm
Posted to: Town News | Newtown | Portland | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Two dozen local elected officials came to the state Capitol Wednesday to beg state lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to solve the budget stalemate quickly.

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May 10, 2016

Local Elected Officials Urge Lawmakers To Make Structural Changes

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2016 11:53am
Posted to: Town News | Cromwell | Danbury | Portland | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing

Christine Stuart photo Local elected officials said Tuesday that state lawmakers can’t claim they will pass a budget later this week without a tax increase because the reduction in municipal aid coupled with the lack of structural changes will cause property taxes to increase.

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December 2, 2015

OP-ED | State‘s Tax Panel Must Resolve Residents’ Biggest Tax Problem—The Property Tax

by Susan Bransfield | Dec 2, 2015 6:08pm
Posted to: Town News | Portland | Opinion

The State’s Tax Panel is empowered with perhaps the most critical mission of any state task force since the enactment of the state income tax over two decades ago. That is—thoroughly assessing the state’s current tax structure and offering comprehensive solutions for improving the system for the benefit of residents and businesses across Connecticut and the future of the state’s economy.

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April 15, 2015

Municipal Leaders Say Struggling Cities and Towns Need State Help

by Elizabeth Regan | Apr 15, 2015 4:30am
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | Litchfield | Norwalk | Norwich | Portland | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Elizabeth Regan / CTNewsJunkie A delegation of municipal leaders converged Tuesday in Hartford to decry issues such as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to cut town aid by $15.5 million and an escalating pattern of unfunded state mandates signed into law.

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