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Connecticut provides another $160M for school districts to reopen

The allocation brings the total funding for Connecticut schools to $266 million.

Dalio Philanthropies tries again to provide kids with computers

Over the next few weeks, the organization said it will work with community partners in a number of municipalities to address schoolchildren’s needs, which in return will improve education and quality of life.

COVID-19 LATEST: 300-plus deaths; Progress on unemployment claims; ‘Adequate’ supplies of...

Connecticut added another 49 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 326. Another 110 persons have been hospitalized, bringing that total to 1,418. The new to-date numbers of tests conducted and of positive results are expected later tonight, Gov. Ned Lamont said. Updated county-by-county information is also not yet available.

Gov. Lamont releases $1.7 billion bonding bill

The bond package had been delayed for the past several months, with the governor refusing his approval until state lawmakers adopted a tolls proposal. The General Assembly is expected to finally vote on tolls on Feb. 18 or 19.

CT municipalities group creates initiative to reduce property taxes

The timing for completing the project and promoting proposals across the state will coincide with the General Assembly election campaigns next fall and the longer, five-month General Assembly session in the first half of 2021.

Majority of CT municipalities increase property taxes; Weston leads county

Connecticut’s property tax burden per capita is almost twice the U.S. average and third-highest in the U.S., according to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report.

Appropriations passes $43.3B budget; GOP decry ‘massive step backward’

Gov. Ned Lamont greeted the proposal with enthusiasm, while Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano said it would result in a state tax increase “of well over $1 billion."

Recycling no longer cost-efficient, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says

The CCM provided details of 15 communities that have seen a shift from municipal recycling being a net plus to a net minus.

CT Conference of Municipalities endorses Fiscal Stability Commission’s proposals

“Connecticut has long been the land of steady habits, but the precarious fiscal condition that still plagues the state budget demands that Connecticut change key core public policies – now,” said CCM Executive Director Joe DeLong.

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities finds towns constrained by budget impasse

Nearly half of the surveyed communities have imposed some type or level of spending freeze during the first quarter of their fiscal year.

Gov. Malloy offering towns more budget flexibility

The governor and other top Democrats in the legislature are offering more time via a letter to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities seeks to expand sales tax base

Organization cites "lack of diversity in revenue sources" as driving force behind proposal.

State-local partnership panel formed to address shortfall in state aid to...

Towns and cities originally were told sales tax revenue sharing would amount to $246 million this fiscal year, but that figure was cut to $185 million.