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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Lee Asserts On Finances, Flatto Defends Financial Management

December 5th, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee raises a number of questions about city finances in a commentary that he also shared with city finance officials. Finance Director Ken Flatto responded to Lee with a defense of financial practices citing comments from rating agencies.

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Questions For Departing City Council

November 6th, 2017 · 18 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

In the last regularly scheduled meeting of the 2015-2017 City Council, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee was there, as he has been for many years, asking the legislative body about how it spends the people’s money.

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Library Battle Takes Center Stage In Tuesday’s Vote

November 6th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Here we go, the 2017 municipal election is one day away with a library funding question that some are embracing and others are throwing a book at; as well as candidates for Board of Education, city sheriff and City Council.

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State Budget Leaves $13 Million Gap In City Budget–Ganim: Voting Yes To Library Question Will Jack Taxes

November 3rd, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing the media Friday afternoon, Mayor Joe Ganim announced the recently passed state budget, four months late, leaves a gaping $13 million hole in the municipal budget year that began July 1. Ganim also stressed that if city voters approve Tuesday’s ballot question to fund city libraries it will further exacerbate municipal finances and lead […]

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Moore, Gomes Back Referendum Question To Fund Libraries

October 31st, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

In 2009 city voters, against the wishes of the political establishment, voted to levy one mil to fund city libraries, an initiative pushed by the city’s Library Board. The referendum question passed 2683 to 1455. Library supporters declare that the 2015 revaluation dropped the value of 1 mil that now requires 1.3 mils to finance […]

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Will Malloy Sign Budget?

October 29th, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

From Susan Haigh, Associated Press: (Governor Dan) Malloy has until Wednesday to sign or veto the budget. If he does ultimately sign it into law, the bare-bones executive order the governor has used to approve limited spending without a state budget will be scrapped. Delayed state payments to cities and towns are expected to immediately start […]

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Library Supporters Seek Ballot Question Approval

October 27th, 2017 · 26 Comments · City Budget, Library, News and Events

The Facebook page Keep Our Libraries Open urges voters to support the Nov. 7 ballot question to allocate 1.3 mils to fund the library system after the 2015 revaluation dropped the value of 1 mil. In 2009 city voters approved a ballot question asking for a 1 mil levy to finance libraries.

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Malloy Vetoes “Gimmick” Republican Budget

September 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy on Thursday vetoed a state budget advanced by Republicans with some crossover support by a handful of Democrats that the governor declares “does not balance, risks potential litigation, and undermines our fiscal stability, educational system, and economic development efforts.” Read the governor’s full explanation in his veto message.

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