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.



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