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Danbury State Senator Julie Kushner has voted in favor of legislation providing as much as $2.5 million in additional funding to the City. The legislation adjusted the way Connecticut's PILOT funds are dispersed.  The program, designed to make up for revenue lost due to property tax exemptions of state property, colleges and hospitals, was fully funded in 2000, but since has seen funding decline to less than 25 percent of funds necessary to reimburse towns.  The measure acknowledges the program is underfunded and creates a new tiered system.  Kushner notes that Danbury is entitled to as much as $10.8 million under PILOT, but receives less than $3 million of that.  The new three-tier system reassesses funding through PILOT considering towns’ grand list strength and educational program strength

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