Connecticut’s General Assembly may have finally produced a budget last month, but according to Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone, when it comes to municipalities, state aid is anything but predictable. Carbone told the Nov. 25 Republican-American newspaper:
“While there’s a state budget, there’s strings attached – it comes with the city’s obligation to cover some of the renters rebate, up to $250,000, which we didn’t budget for. It’s just too uncertain as to where we are going to end up with all of this.”
Carbone also states it still has not been determined how municipalities with mill rates above 39 will be reimbursed by the state on the property taxes for motor vehicles. The new budget does raise the threshold to 39 mills.
From the mayor’s perspective, the only certainty about the budget, even though Connecticut now has one, is its uncertainty.