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Connecticut's Latest Budget Cuts Hit Hard In Fairfield County

Every town and city in Fairfield County — except Sherman — will see further cuts in state aid.
Every town and city in Fairfield County — except Sherman — will see further cuts in state aid. Photo Credit: State of Connecticut

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The General Assembly finally passed a $41 billion two-year state budget at the end of last month, but that wasn't the end of cuts in aid funding to towns and cities in Connecticut. 

On Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a decision to hold back $91 million in state aid to keep the budget balanced.

With the budget changes from Malloy, a total of 160 municipalities will see budget cuts and nine will get more state funds, according to CT Mirror. 

Only one town in Fairfield County — Sherman — will seen an increase in state funding, according to figures published by CT Mirror. The big losers — with seven-figure cuts in funding — include Bethel, Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stratford, CT Mirror reported. 

Here is the overall change in municipal aid funding from last fiscal year for the towns and cities in Fairfield County, with Malloy's latest cuts added in:

  • Bethel: -$1,143,927
  • Bridgeport: -$6,361,222
  • Brookfield: -$241,411
  • Danbury: -$223,679
  • Darien: -$28,164
  • Easton: -$43,981
  • Fairfield: -$1,141,283
  • Greenwich: -$115,035
  • Monroe: -$896,682
  • New Canaan: -$13,413
  • New Fairfield: -$601,205
  • Newtown: -$861,622
  • Norwalk: -$194,322
  • Redding: -$62,954
  • Ridgefield: -$177,258
  • Shelton: -$934,599
  • Sherman: +$2,233
  • Stamford: -$258,287
  • Stratford: -$3,199,303 
  • Trumbull: -$573,831 
  • Weston: -$63,142
  • Westport: -$213,405
  • Wilton: -$135,820

Click here for the story at CT Mirror.

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