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Sharkey pushes municipal efficiency proposals

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (Hugh McQuaid photo)
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – House Speaker Brendan Sharkey proposed letting towns set a separate tax rate for education expenses as part of a legislative package designed to reduce municipal reliance on property tax revenue.

Sharkey and other legislators outlined proposals from the Municipal Opportunities & Regional Efficiencies Commission during a Thursday press conference at the state Capitol. They included several changes to how towns fund and approve education spending, which Sharkey said often accounts for between 60 and 80 percent of a town’s total budget.

One of the proposals would allow towns to bifurcate their tax bills — one bill would cover the taxes to run the school system and the other would pay for municipal spending.

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One response to “Sharkey pushes municipal efficiency proposals”

  1. piberman

    What a wonderful means to really open up the local spending and tax spigot. This proposal would empower local politicos to utterly devastate CT. What a wonderful gift to our unions.

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