Governor, House Speaker Commend CCM and Municipal Leaders for New, Intriguing and Thoughtful Proposals

Governor, House Speaker Commend CCM and Municipal Leaders for New, Intriguing and Thoughtful Proposals

After months of study, CCM member mayors and first selectmen have recommended a package of legislative proposals that lays the foundation for a vibrant future for Connecticut towns and cities. The recommendations address the need for shared services, cost containment, and municipal revenue diversification.

Here are the initial responses to the package by the Governor and Speaker of the House:

Gov. Dan Malloy -- “I commend CCM for putting new ideas on the table in an effort to confront Connecticut’s economic reality, and for recognizing that part of this year’s budget discussion must include changes to how we provide town aid,” Malloy said Wednesday. “I will present my own vision on February 8th for what those changes should look like, and I look forward to an open dialogue with CCM and other stakeholders throughout this session.”

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House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz -- “A solid partnership between the state and each municipality is important to both our economy and overall quality of life, and CCM does a great job as a liaison and voice for our cities and towns,” Aresimowicz said. “They have offered a thoughtful agenda, including some intriguing ideas on improving municipal collaboration and diversifying town revenue beyond the property tax. We will be assessing their proposals and working together on our common goal of moving Connecticut forward.”