Local Connecticut Leaders Press for Level State Funding

Leaders of Connecticut cities and towns are urging lawmakers to protect current levels of state aid.

More than 70 municipal leaders are expected to appear at the state Capitol on Tuesday for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities' "Day on the Hill" and CCM is expected to release results of a recent survey about the fiscal conditions of cities and towns.

Tuesday's event come as the General Assembly's budget committees face deadlines for voting out tax and spending plans. Those proposals will be the basis of final budget negotiations with Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, who did not propose cutting major grants to municipalities.

When asked if he thought municipal aid should be cut, Democratic House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Monday that "all things should be on the table."

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