Story of the Week 3/10

Coventry budget would hit taxpayers hard

Budget season is in full swing. I’m not trying to pick on Coventry here. A town that hasn’t had this high of an increase in YEARS. It’s what most of my towns are going through right now. On Monday, I’ll find out another town’s bottom line and it won’t be pretty, from what I’ve heard.

This year is going to be tough for a lot of towns. I think that’s apparent even in my hometown (Vernon, CT). Towns are adding to their budgets and rightfully so. Many have stayed status quo for much too long. Besides town general government budgets, school districts are finding it hard to keep up funds with unfunded state mandates and the new teacher evaluation system.

The budget story above is one of many that I’ll be writing that won’t make many happy. It’s the trend this year and Michelle, Louisa and I will be all over it.

Jonathan

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: