Greenwich First Selectman rips Malloy administration. Claims diminishing returns

Downtown Greenwich
Downtown Greenwich

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei ripped the Malloy administration Friday, over budget cuts to his town, as part of a $50 million reduction in state aid to municipalities.  Greenwich was the hardest hit of all the communities, losing 90 percent of the Education Cost Sharing money it was promised from the state, or $1.3 million.

“Greenwich sends a significant amount of money to the state.  But as time goes on, what it gets in return continues to diminish,” Tesei said.

Tesei noted that five percent of Greenwich residents live at or below the poverty line, while 15.2 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch prices.

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