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"People think we just have cash rain down us in Hartford," said Boughton.
The state's new tax amnesty program – which ends on Jan. 31 – “represents a significant opportunity to collect revenue,” Mark Boughton said, estimating that the state could retrieve some $40 million in unpaid taxes.
Those who have not resolved their tax obligations by the Jan. 31 deadline will be subject to penalties and paying full interest, and could face criminal prosecution.
Workers will be eligible to receive only one incentive payment.
The move puts the state and federal governments in sync.
“We don’t have the luxury of doing one thing at a time,” Lamont declared. “There’s too much at stake.”
“Even during my short time as mayor, I’ve been getting lots of emails from businesses looking to come to Danbury," the former City Council president says.
"The Nuvance lease will bring office space occupancy to 80%, and with their proposed further expansion we will be at 100%," says project manager Michael Basile.
“I have been at the decision-making table for numerous initiatives, and feel prepared to take on this role, representing all members of our community," the incoming mayor says.
Mark Boughton, who is in the midst of his record 10th term as the city’s mayor, will begin his new job on Dec. 18.
The rollback to Phase 2 is a voluntary decision and not mandated by the state.
"Don’t let them spin this and tell you it’s gotten better," Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said of Eversource. "It hasn't."
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has asked Eversource to provide refunds to customers and hold off on rate increases and/or charges for restoring power; Eversource Chairman, President and CEO James J. Judge declined, the senator said.