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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Budget Committee Crunches Numbers, No Tax Increase

May 6th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

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.

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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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Faith-Based Group Urges More Money For Education

May 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Dozens of clergy members aligned with FaithActs for Education are urging the City Council to add millions more to school spending as the budget process comes to a close the next few days. Letter follows: As you prepare to approve the city’s budget, we urge you to support a minimum $4.25 million increase in local education […]

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City Council Budget Vote Coming Soon

May 4th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

As the City Council’s budget committee wraps up its work this weekend on Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposed $561 million spending plan, the full council will vote early next week for the budget year commencing July 1. Most of the work is done at the committee level.

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Education Advocates Pack City Council Public Hearing For More Dough

April 25th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Another year, another public hearing, another packed City Council chambers filled by education advocates urging more money for schools. School board members, parents and educators pleaded city councilors for additional funds Tuesday night as the school system faces rising costs against state and federal grant cuts. Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 proposed budget calls for no […]

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Your Chance To Squawk About The City Budget

April 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education, News and Events

Home stretch time for City Council action on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed city budget. See proposed spending plan here. See meeting schedule here that includes tonight’s public hearing on the Board of Education budget, 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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Crickets: One Is The Loneliest Number At Budget Public Hearing

April 20th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

So, a grand total of one–yes, one–spoke Thursday night at the public hearing on the general budget in City Council chambers. And that one person was Bassick High School teacher Annie McDermott who delivered a passionate plea to improve conditions at the physically challenged high school. Annie was encouraged to return next week for the […]

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