State budget bad news for towns

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s state budget proposal, presented to the Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 8, does not have a lot of good news for the six towns of the Region One School District.

Cuts in state education grants and a plan to have towns pay one third of the state teachers’ pension fund obligations are the most obvious features of the governor’s proposal.

State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) said towns in his district are not alone in their dismay.

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