The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities will be working to make sure cuts in state aid to cities and towns don't become a reality. The cities and towns advocacy organization is especially disturbed by the proposal to cut a new municipal revenue fund and to take $50 million from Education Cost Sharing grants.
Spokesman Kevin Maloney says 28 towns are not getting any ECS grant money. He called it mind boggling.
Danbury will be fully funded at $31.69 million, but district officials have said that because of how the formula is structured, that amount is far below what it should be to begin with.
Bethel is facing a 4.6% reduction, Brookfield is down 9.2%, New Fairfield could have a 5.4% reduction, New Milford is proposed at 3.9% lower than is statutorily required and Newtown stands to lose 14.7%.
The Fairfield and Litchfield Counties municipalities who have had their ECS grants eliminated under Malloy's proposals are: