Western Connecticut government officials broadsided by Malloy cuts. Can anybody manage here?

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LitchfieldMembers of the Northwest Hills Council of Elected Officials say there were caught off guard by the $50 million in state aid to municipalities cut by the Malloy administration on Thursday.  Now the fear it is a portend of even tougher times down the road.

Litchfield First Selectman Leo Paul told the Republican-American newspaper the governor’s plan “makes me question the state’s ability to manage its budget. What’s they’re doing is shifting the burden onto the municipalities and forcing us to raise taxes.”

Litchfield lost $58,546 in the Education Cost Sharing grant in the governor’s reduction.

The 21 municipalities who make up the council were caught off guard by the budget cuts, which were announced after their meeting on Thursday.

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  1. In addition, the$25 million spent on the DMV conversion which only now returns the service levels prior to the conversion. Governor Malloy, as the President of the UConn Board of Trustees, spent $3.4 million on the buyout of UConn Coach Diaco’s contract, no accountability.

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