Jim Finley of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities had little positive to say on Monday about Gov. Dannel Malloy\’s budget plan, which could cut $128 million in aid to towns and cities:
These bills could dismantle Connecticut\’s critical local-state partnership and in doing so — raise local property taxes, cut municipal services, and cause municipal employee layoff.
… it substitutes state priorities for those of local government. It substitutes state micromanagement for municipal flexibility. It disproportionately hurts our poorest towns and cities.
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