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Municipal lobby warns of unfunded state mandates

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities released a report Monday calling on state policymakers to relieve local governments of the more than 1,200 mandates they say the state imposes on towns.

“There are currently over 1,200 state mandates on towns and cities in Connecticut. Most of these state mandates are unfunded. They burden residential and business property taxpayers with significant costs and siphon precious resources from local services,” South Windsor Town Manager and CCM President Matthew Galligan said in a press release.

The report is part of an election year series by the municipal lobby group and contains a series of recommendations for candidates running for the state legislature and for Congress. Many of the proposals are perennial issues for the group.

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