it is important to celebrate towns like Manchester who have done what they can to ensure that their citizens are not disenfranchised. The issue starts with the 2010 Census when Connecticut was redistricted, and Manchester went from ten voting districts down to eight to accommodate new State House districts.
As part of a new effort to cut the state’s long-term debt on Connecticut’s “credit card,” Gov. Ned Lamont has warned that he will be pulling back on big investments, including new school construction. Lamont wants to decrease state borrowing by 39 percent, amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars from the average annual $1.6-billion in debt amassed under Gov. Malloy.
Join us for this new session in Old Saybrook. This workshop will touch on signs and symptoms for addiction amongst adolescents, classroom interventions that have proven to be successful in Connecticut school districts, and what the municipality’s role can be in helping and supporting the fight against addiction across the state.
CCM is keenly aware that public pensions are rapidly draining the vitality of our state. Our large cities are drowning in unfunded pension liabilities; seven cities have to pay off about $900 million in pension obligation bonds.
A proposal to increase the sales tax by .5 percent and send the increased revenue to municipalities received a public hearing. Senate President Martin Looney testified in support of his bill proposal saying municipalities need an additional source of revenue besides the property tax and state subsidies.