Danbury officials are crafting a maintenance-only budget. Mayor Mark Boughton says he is freezing some departments hiring to try to make up for state funding losses. He says it's been a more challenging year because of the unsettled state budget. Since the state is likely cutting so much municipal aid, Boughton says the City is working to manage those cuts--but that it could mean the loss of some services. He notes that there is some time before the municipal budget has to be finalized, so there's a lot of uncertainty remaining. Boughton wants to be able to get to something that will pay the bills, while providing services the City needs to provide.