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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Speaker Wants Changes in Local Government Funding

By Keith M. Phaneuf

www.ctmirror.org

For years, ideas such as regionalizing school calendars, reforming special education funding and other proposals to trim the cost of local government were given brief discussions at the state Capitol—though nothing more given to their controversial nature.

But since Connecticut’s cities and towns may have to get by with less state funding in the next budget, the time for delicately avoiding politically sticky cost-cutting ideas is over, House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey pledged today.

Addressing more than 100 state and municipal leaders and social service advocates at a state budget forum at the Capitol, the Hamden Democrat said the days of being able to hold cities and towns completely harmless while dealing with the state’s fiscal woes likely are over.

“We have to fundamentally change the system by which we fund our local government,” Sharkey told the crowd at the forum sponsored by Connecticut Voices for Children.

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Posted 01/24/13 at 10:32 PM



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