Updated 12:44 a.m. Thursday.
NORWALK, Conn. – Five Norwalk Democratic politicians held a news conference Wednesday morning to tout how the city benefits by sharing sales tax revenue with the state.
It’s a way to reduce burdensome property taxes in Norwalk, said state Sen. Bob Duff, who noted the city is in line to receive more than $6 million in shared sales tax receipts.
Separately, he said, the city is to receive an $800,000 increase in education cost sharing (ECS) funds from the state.
We’re working to bring funds back to the city “even under very difficult times for the state of Connecticut,” he said.
Rep. Bruce V. Morris (140th Dist.) credited Duff with getting the shared sales tax legislation passed in Hartford when, he said, many believed it could not be done.
Duff was also joined at the session by Rep. Chris R. Perone (137th Dist.), Mayor Harry W. Rilling and Councilman Thomas P. Livingston of District E.