CCM Response to Governor's Budget Address
For immediate release
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
CCM commends the Governor for protecting municipal aid and dedicating additional federal relief dollars to education and to some of our hardest-hit communities, as Connecticut continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as significant long-term fiscal challenges.
As we move forward through the budget process, CCM will continue to advocate for long-term local property tax relief, which requires predictable and recurring funding for municipalities. For that reason, we are concerned by the Governor’s proposal to delay both the Municipal Revenue Sharing Account grants and the scheduled increase in Education Cost Sharing funds, even though we appreciate the increases in one-time emergency assistance next year.
Working together back to top
CCM looks forward to working with both the Governor’s team and the General Assembly as the budget process moves forward. It is crucial that towns and cities continue to have a seat at the table to advocate for lasting and meaningful property tax reform, reduce unfunded state mandates, and encourage regional service sharing.