Advocates for Conn. cities, towns to run more ads

State Capitol in Hartford (WTNH / Tom Parent)
State Capitol in Hartford (WTNH / Tom Parent)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state organization representing cities and towns is running another round of radio ads, hoping to catch the attention of Connecticut lawmakers in the closing days of the legislative session.

Starting Thursday, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities will being airing a radio spot calling on legislators to protect state aid to municipalities in any final budget agreement.

The General Assembly’s majority Democrats are crafting a final revised state budget with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The negotiators must determine how to address revised revenue estimates, which show the current fiscal year will end with a $43.4 million surplus. That’s a drop of $461.5 million from January estimates.

Because the new revenue figures have a domino effect on future budget years, next fiscal year could be nearly $300 million in deficit.

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