The city has learned that it was one of 10 small cities selected for a grant to take part in the Working Cities Challenge, an initiative led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The initiative supports leaders in smaller communities that face city challenges and has been successful in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
CCM Executive Director Joe DeLong said the organization supports the tax hike to boost revenue and reduce dependence on a regressive property tax system. However, CCM's support is “contingent on other important cost-control measures being adopted by the General Assembly,” DeLong said.
Join us for this valuable session where you will learn how to establish and operate an ethics commission; outline steps to develop a code of ethics for your town or city; learn how to avoid and resolve conflicts of interest; and find out what's legal, appropriate, and fair regarding gifts, travel expenses, outside employment, and nepotism.
Amid partisan squabbling and finger-pointing, a plan to vote on a $20.1 billion state budget blew up with legislators blaming each other for failing to make progress. Democrats blamed Republicans, and Republicans blamed Democrats as the budget-writing appropriations committee adjourned without taking a vote.
The opioid epidemic is so pervasive and the purity levels of heroin coming from Mexico are so much higher than even a decade ago that state, local and federal officials are turning to the public to spread the word about getting unused prescription pills out of homes and off the streets.