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Analysis Shows How CT Towns Fare In New State Budget

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The state Capitol building in Hartford Photo Credit: Daily Voice file

Connecticut's $43 budget that Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to sign on Wednesday, June 5 includes more than $2 billion for public schools in each of the next two fiscal years.

In addition to Education Cost Sharing grants effective July 1, the two-year budget includes more than $290 million in each year distributed through a combination of non-education grants. These include: the Municipal Revenue Sharing and Stabilization grants, the Mashantucket Pequot grant and programs that partially reimburse communities for properties exempt from local taxes -- such as state land and buildings and nonprofit colleges and hospitals.

For example, the cities of Danbury and Stamford are each slated to receive about 7 percent more next year in municipal aid from the General Fund.

Gov, Ned Lamont's hometown of Greenwich will enjoy a 12 percent increase in aid, while Brookfield, Easton, New Milford, New Fairfield, Newtown, Trumbull and Monroe are among the communities slated to get reductions in municipal aid in the first year of the budget.

By clicking here, readers can look up the amount of state aid allocated in the state budget for their municipality, according to an analysis by the Connecticut Mirror. (Funding levels only include money appropriated from the state's General Fund. Funding for capital projects paid for through bonding is still being negotiated by state legislators.)

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