“The opening of this station is part of a widespread effort to encourage economic development and create a more livable and sustainable downtown area,” Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson said. “The Town of Wallingford has adopted a transit-oriented development plan, which encourages dedicated on-street parking, pedestrian safety and streetscape improvements.”
The financial situation in Connecticut is as stable as an earthquake that hasn’t quite settled down. A $5 billion biennial budget deficit was staring us straight in the eye, with legislators trying to find threads of stability and even while a budget was finally adopted after months of delay, the state now faces a $202.8 million deficit in 2018. CCM reports there are glimmers of change on the horizon — even as it warns more must be done.
Continuing education is not only important for your current position, but also to your career path. Under the advisement and direction from experienced staff at Trinity College, the Certified Connecticut Municipal Official program (CCMO) was developed.
The first-ever statewide student contest spearheaded by CCM that posed the compelling question ─ What is cool about your local government? ─ saw more than 100 submissions by public school students from Connecticut middle and high schools across the state, with winners from Milford and South Windsor.
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo has certified a $207.8 million state budget deficit. That means Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be required to submit a deficit mitigation plan to the legislature because the deficit exceeds one percent of net general fund spending. Lembo’s deficit estimate is $5 million higher than what Malloy’s budget office estimated on Nov. 20.