As 2011-2012 budget season begins, pay increases are topic of debate


CORNWALL — With no major expenditures expected in municipal and education spending for the coming year, town officials are taking a philosophical approach to planning for the upcoming fiscal year (which begins July 1).

The economic future may be on the upswing, but no one is expecting the fiscal picture to turn rosy anytime soon. Caution is the watchword as towns anticipate costs to remain unpredictable and state aid to be drastically cut in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget.

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