From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
City Council members spent their Saturday finding a couple of million more dollars in the draft 2018-19 budget for the public schools and libraries, and without raising taxes.
They got a big assist from a last-minute announcement by Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration that the city will move from being self-insured to joining the state’s health plan.
“We’re talking millions and millions in savings on both sides (the city and public schools) in the years to come,” Tom Gaudett, a mayoral aide, told members of the Budget Committee and other council members present.
Gaudett warned “it’s not a done deal” and needs employee approval. But that may not be difficult, given that some city unions–in particular the police–have urged City Hall to join the state’s health insurance pooling initiative.
Full story here.