Connecticut municipalities are over-appraising low-value homes, driving up property taxes for those who can least afford it.
When a city or town is forced to go to binding arbitration over a labor contract, they often have little to gain and a whole lot to lose, but the decision comes down to one person.
As Connecticut residents prepare to send in their vehicle property tax payments in August, a number of Connecticut municipalities may be missing out on large sums of tax dollars. More and more residents have been registering vehicles in neighboring states that don’t charge property taxes, according to municipal officials and tax assessors.
Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury and Hartford all face mounting debt, pension and OPEB liabilities, coupled with high taxes, high rates of poverty and declining services, according to a forth-coming study entitled Connecticut's Broken Cities. However, Stamford remains the one major Connecticut city that does not qualify as a “distressed municipality.”
Former state representative Victor Cuevas, D - Waterbury, was sentenced to one year probation and a $1,000 fine for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. This the latest in a string of incidents for Cuevas. Cuevas had previously been arrested for DUI following a 2015 car accident on 1-84.