State of Connecticut

Bridgeport News: Mayor Ganim: Negative Effects To Bridgeport Of The State Not Having A Budget

The state of Connecticut is now in special session to get a budget for the state and there still is no state budget. It can mean cuts to many towns and cities. I met with Mayor Ganim to see what impact no budget will have on Bridgeport. Mayor Ganim said the lack of budget will cut over twenty-seven million dollars from Bridgeport's budget. This is only five percent across the board. “I guess when you say it this way it doesn't sound like much,” Ganim admitted. However, it will be difficult as police, fire, education, and employees will not be cut. The mayor is concerned about it, and so far the mayor has made some budget and hiring freezes. The…

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