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MAYOR BRONIN RESPONDS TO CITY COUNCIL BUDGET AMENDMENTS

MAYOR BRONIN RESPONDS TO CITY COUNCIL BUDGET AMENDMENTS

HARTFORD, CONN (May 19, 2017) – Mayor Luke Bronin released the following statement after he transmitted an amended budget to the Town Clerk, in response to the City Council’s amendments to his Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

“With my response to the City Council’s amendments, we are nearing a budget agreement, and I expect that the City Council will vote on a final budget on Monday.  The budget we will adopt represents a serious, responsible approach to our deep fiscal crisis.  It makes reductions on top of last year’s nearly $20 million in difficult cuts, but it continues to fund essential services, including public safety.  Over the last year we have confronted Hartford’s longstanding budget problems directly and honestly.  We will continue to govern with discipline and with a willingness to make tough changes, because taxpayer dollars should be treated with respect.  I appreciate the diligence and care with which the City Council has approached the budget process, and look forward to our continued work to put Hartford on a sustainable fiscal path.”

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