Connecticut towns and cities struggling with no state budget in place

Nearly half the 61 towns and cities that participated in a Connecticut Conference of Municipalities survey have imposed some level of spending freeze during the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The fiscal constraints, CCM officials said, are in large part because the municipalities had to begin the 2018 fiscal year without any indication regarding state aid. According to the survey, many of its municipalities had frozen capital budget spending, stopped purchasing of new equipment including police car, implemented hiring freezes, eliminating summer youth programs, cutting parks and recreation and library services and postponed road work among many steps to try and save money

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