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Malloy joins lawmakers in reaching out to senior citizens through the budget

By Hugh McQuaid

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed Monday to uncap a rental assistance program for elderly or disabled residents and allow new participants in the program for the first time since last year.

The Connecticut Elderly Renters’ Rebate Program partially reimburses low-income senior citizens and disabled citizens for rental payments. Top reimbursement rates range from $700 for a single person to $900 for a married couple.

The Malloy administration and lawmakers capped the program last year to save money in the state budget. As of last April, no new applicants were accepted into the program. On Wednesday, Malloy called for lifting the cap and increasing the program’s funding by $6.5 million.

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2 responses to “Malloy joins lawmakers in reaching out to senior citizens through the budget”

  1. Piberman

    It’s getting harder and harder to keep tabs on the Governor’s pre-election bonuses from his supposed “surplus”. If only he would rescind the historic tax hike driving jobs and firms and residents out of CT. Then we’d all shout “Hooray”.

  2. the donut hole

    Three card Malloy. Loading up his bag of goodies for his re-election bid. Will the last business to leave please turn out the lights?

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