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Danbury Mayor lobbies lawmakers at 'Day on the Hill'

Wednesday was the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities' annual Day on the Hill event.  Mayors and First Selectmen from across the state were at the capital to lobby lawmakers about Governor Malloy's proposed budget. 

 

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was among those in Hartford.

 

In addition to the proposed elimination of the car property tax on most vehicles, Boughton says he is concerned with the proposed elimination of PILOT money.  PILOT, or Payment In Lieu Of Taxes, is a reimbursement to municipalities for hosting facilities like Danbury Hospital and Western Connecticut State University.

 

Boughton says Danbury also never really receives its fair share of education funding.