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Don't Hold Your Breath: Surplus Already Spent

Good news: It appears Connecticut’s state budget for the current fiscal year has grown a small surplus. At just over the half-way point in the 2017 fiscal year, the Malloy administration recently projected a $23.3 million balance in the state’s bank account.

Looney’s Poison Pill For Democrats

What ails Connecticut is excessive spending, pretty much everyone in the state now agrees – even Governor Dannel Malloy, who is responsible for both the largest and the second largest tax increases in state history. 

Another large turnout expected for West Hartford trash meeting

Wednesday night’s meeting will address the program, which is called Save Money and Reduce Trash, or SMART. It’s also known as Pay As You Throw, meaning residents would pay for trash based on how much they throw away.


"It’s horrible. It’s hard to fathom,” said Mayor Cantor.

According to Van Winkle, the actual impact of cuts in state aid to West Hartford is nearly $15 million for FY2018, which begins on July 1, 2017. Statewide spending reductions total approximately $1.3 billion.

“Some other municipalities are worse off, but we feel like we’ve been targeted,” Cantor said. “It’s going to be more than just a huge tax increase.”

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