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Burning Question Of The Week: Can You Afford An 8.6% Increase In Your Taxes?

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The – at $122,604,099 – represents a $4.1 million, or 3.5 percent increase over the current $118 million budget.

If adopted as proposed, the budget would result in a 1.62 mill increase in the tax rate, from 18.89 mills to 20.51 mills, an increase of 8.6 percent. So, for every $100,000 of assessed value, $2,051 in local property taxes would be owed, a $162 increase over 2012.

Can you afford this increase? If not, what can you afford to pay for town services?

Alex Tytler March 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM
I'd be willing to give up fat cat union pay and benefits for public sector workers.
Rick McDonald March 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Exactly, a town worker told me recently that some to the plow drivers are expert at making a snowfall of 1 - 2 inches last all day
Rick McDonald March 19, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Please be mor specific, City or Town roads?
LegacyMom March 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Mary, Mary, Mary... Thank you for your comment. It is the perfect example of, "fear monger" tactics that "progressives" shovel inorder to maintian and pursue their "elitist" adgenda. What would the poor and ignorant do if they didn't have the BIG Government to tell them how to live, spend their money, and keep them safe. Frightening! ...I need more tissues.
LegacyMom March 20, 2012 at 03:59 PM
When we moved here, CT imposed no income tax. CT has been collecting income tax for over 20 years and it's in the RED. It is on the list of the "worst places" to retire due to high taxes and deficit. You're right, CT (amongst other States) is doing something very "wrong." The "wrong" are people's adgenda ("progressives") who are of the montra, as expressed in Mary's comment.

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