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Down to the wire on state budget, no good choices

As proposals are made and the Connecticut General Assembly prepares to go back into session in the second week of September, one consistent theme emerges: Northwest Connecticut towns are probably not going to be happy with whatever budget eventually passes.

On Aug. 18, Governor Dannel P. Malloy released a plan detailing cuts to state Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants — if the Legislature fails to produce a budget by Oct. 1.

Under this plan, towns losing 100 percent of their scheduled ECS money are:

• Barkhamsted,$1,633,686

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