Not a lot municipal leaders are in favor of Governor Malloy's proposed changes to the school funding formula sending more money to poorer towns. The idea of having municipalities pay a third of teacher pension costs is also opposed by some mayors and first selectmen.
Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn says the plans, as currently proposed, are untenable for a town like Brookfield. If the suggestions go through, it represents 5.6-percent of the overall budget. The state has mandated that the budget can't be increased by more than 2.5-percent.
Dunn says the increase, coupled with the cap is a big problem. He hopes the legislature comes up with a reasonable plan at a level that makes sense.
Dunn says to lay the cost on the towns at one swoop while still tying their hands behind their backs on managing the process is not a good plan.