Legislative Budget Forum

Dear WHEA Members,
On Thursday night, there was a public forum at Charter Oak Elementary with the four state representatives for West Hartford.  It began with a short recap on the state budget situation, then each rep spoke for two minutes, and then the public was invited to speak.
Here is the link:
Bottom Line:  All four of our reps are opposed to Governor Malloy’s Budget Proposal.  The debt shift and the cuts to West Hartford are crippling.  Best case scenario is 16 layoffs and a big tax increase for WeHa.  Worst case scenario is no tax increase and 100+ layoffs.  (Unless the state arrives at a solution by mid April)
Many ideas were proposed on Thursday night.  The next few months will involve difficult negotiations at the state level.  The town must still move forward with its budget process without knowing how the state will resolve its budget and how that solution will affect West Hartford.
Please write or call Governor Malloy’s office to express your opposition to his budget proposal and to provide your ideas on how to address the state’s financial problems.  The phone number is 860-566-4840.
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