News Junkie: Municipalities struggle without budget deal in place

HARTFORD, Conn. —  Nearly half the 61 towns and cities that participated in a Connecticut Conference of Municipalities survey have imposed some kind of spending freeze during the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

The fiscal constraints, CCM officials said, are in large part because the municipalities had to begin the 2018 fiscal year without any indication regarding state aid.
“These survey results present a snapshot of the stresses on local government as they attempt to start their fiscal year, with little or no direction from the state regarding the level of state aid they will receive, never mind the level of state aid they need,” CCM Executive Director Joe DeLong, said.

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