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Republican-American: Towns and cities want increased state school funding now

 -  Paul Hughes, Waterbury Republican-American

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and half dozen other advocacy groups announced the launch a 30-day, $100,000 television, print and digital advertising campaign aimed at persuading state leaders to make the change in the final stretch of the legislative session.

“Our campaign is not intended to call out the General Assembly, but rather to send to them our strong backing that we continue to support their efforts to get this needed legislation adopted,” Wolcott Mayor Thomas G. Dunn, president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. “Our efforts over the next month will be focusing on removing obstacles and building the needed support to getting this important legislation across the finish line.”

The stepped up lobbying effort comes as the final negotiations on the next two-year state budget are kicking off. The General Assembly has until June 7 to adopt a spending and tax package in the regular 2023 session