State legislative leaders are not crazy about Governor Dan Malloy’s proposal to slice $19 million to cities and towns, including $1.9 million due Bridgeport, to close a state budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30.
CT Mirror’s Keith Phaneuf has more:
Leaders from both parties in the House of Representatives said Thursday they are wary of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to withhold $19 million in outstanding municipal aid to help close a last-minute state budget deficit.
But House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, and Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, said they remain committed to negotiations with the administration to mitigate the $390 million hole in the current fiscal year.
“It’s almost June. Where are they [cities and towns] supposed to get that money” if Connecticut withholds it? Klarides asked.
“We can’t promise them one thing and then pull the rug out from underneath them,” Aresimowicz said.
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