Towns anxious about revenues

Officials fear governor’s plans could backfire
State Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) and state Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-30) met with town officials Feb. 23 for an informal update on issues being addressed in Hartford this legislative session. Photo by Asher Pavel

CORNWALL — A legislative breakfast at the Wandering Moose Cafe Feb. 23 offered a cozy setting over coffee, but the struggle in Hartford a few weeks into the latest legislative session had a chilling effect on a small gathering of legislators, town and regional planning officials and the press.

There was a marked difference in the tone from breakfasts held in previous years. The focus is always on a list of issues that will affect towns here, typically driven by unfunded mandates and cuts in state aid.

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