COMMENTARY: Upcoming in Easton in 2018

Here are some things I think we will see in Easton in 2018. The mill rate will be reduced. Last year’s budget process was chaotic because of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to shift a portion of teachers’ pensions from the state to the towns. The proposed charge to Easton was $1.3 million (our budget is a bit over $40 million). The state budget process dragged on through October, and, not knowing what would become law, Easton’s Board of Finance decided to set the mill rate, assuming the governor’s proposal would mostly be implemented. Ultimately, the legislature did not implement the … Read more

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