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The Fitch Files: Union Ignored Religious Objector Who Wanted Her Fees Donated to Charity

Cheryl tried to opt out of her union based on her religious beliefs and donate her fees to charity. They wouldn't let her.

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Education cuts fall harder on distressed municipalities, could drive up property taxes

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s executive order, which zeroes out education funding for 85 school districts in Connecticut, could result in massive property tax increases - even to towns that are already struggling - if the state legislature cannot reach a budget deal by October 1. The property tax increases needed to deal with the cuts could mean up to a 40 percent increase to the mill rate for some municipalities, equalling 2.5 percent of the average household income in those towns, according to data compiled by the Western Connecticut Council of Governments.

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Marc E. Fitch

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