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December 2016

Thursday December 29, 2016  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers.)

In the news tonight: Connecticut identifies $50 million in mid-year cuts to municipalities; new study finds Connecticut a fine place to do business; and, Huntington Town gets $76,000 state grant for blueway trail plan.
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Municipal leaders found out today just how much less the state will be sending their municipalities for education and construction projects for the fiscal year that ends July 1. The $50 million in midyear cuts that were announced this afternoon 
by the governor’s budget office come in the wake of the legislature 
adopting a budget with $20 million in unassigned cuts to municipalities and $30 million from grants for local construction projects. 

While every town is hit, the cuts to education largely fall on the state’s wealthiest communities and somewhat shield the most impoverished school districts. Greenwich, the state’s most affluent community, will lose $1.3 million, a…