Municipalities would welcome additional funding

By Christine Stuart

HARTFORD, Conn. – A spokesman for the biggest municipal lobby said Monday that he doesn’t expect a proposal to eliminate the car tax this year, but it would be nice if lawmakers decided to distribute some excess revenue to cities and towns.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities “is calling on the General Assembly to maintain and if possible expand state aid commitment to cities and towns,” Kevin Maloney, a spokesman for the group, said Monday.

If there’s an opportunity to do more with about $940 million in excess revenues reported this month by budget analysts, then Maloney said he would like to see the money applied to the PILOT (Payment-in-lieu-of-Taxes) program or additional education aid.

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