More than 70 municipal leaders to assemble for CCM Day on the Hill on Tuesday, March 1 at the State Capitol; News conference set for 10:45 a.m. with state legislative Leaders

More than 70 municipal leaders to assemble for CCM Day on the Hill on Tuesday, March 1 at the State Capitol;  News conference set for 10:45 a.m. with state legislative Leaders

For immediate release Kevin Maloney (203) 710-3486

PRESS ADVISORY TO: REPORTERS, EDITORS, AND TV & RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS

More than 70 municipal leaders from every region of the state, all members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, will assemble for a CCM “Day on the Hill” on Tuesday, March 1.

CCM-member mayors, first selectmen, and town/city managers will conduct a news conference that morning to emphasize their legislative priorities for the key next two months of the 2016 state legislative session.

State legislative leaders will also participate in the news conference to speak to their support on these priority municipal issues – gaining key reforms to the State’s new municipal spending cap; enacting needed legislation to battle residential and commercial blight in communities; and achieving some real relief for towns from unfunded state mandates.

News conference at 10:45 a.m. in Old Judiciary Room back to top

The CCM news conference will take place at 10:45 a.m. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol, immediately following a breakfast meeting with state legislators in this room.

Key speakers at the news conference include:

Brendan Sharkey, Speaker of the House

Mark Boughton, Mayor of Danbury and President of CCM

Cathy Osten, State Senator, First Selectman of Sprague, and Chairperson of the Legislature’s Planning and Development Committee

Susan Bransfield, First Selectwoman of Portland and 1st Vice President of CCM