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Car property tax proposal concerns local lawmakers

Proposals have been submitted by Senate President Martin Looney to end individual cities and towns ability to levy a car property tax and make it a uniform state car property tax.  Danbury Representative Bob Godfrey told Hearst Connecticut that if it does happen, the money should be put into the Special Transportation Fund, as a way to avoid bringing back tolls. 

But Godfrey remains concerned with the proposal, questioning if that would lead to local income taxes, local sales taxes or user fees.  

Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says real tax reform in Connecticut needs to be bipartisan, with towns and cities also having seats at the table. He says the proposals are more reshuffling than reform and would leave Newtown paying more.  Rosenthal added that more property taxes are not a solution to fix property taxes.

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Todd Schnitt

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