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Connecticut Municipalities To Get Boost From State In New Budget

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Cities and towns in Connecticut will receive more than $229 million in additional funding from the state starting in the new fiscal year on July 1.

The new two-year state budget provides $2.6 billion in municipal aid.

The bulk of that money is earmarked for education spending.

Funding to schools will see an increase of $46 million. Much of that funding will be directed to lower-income districts where a large number of students are English language learners.

The city of Bridgeport will receive 6% more in the new state spending plan, while Fairfield will receive a 35% increase.

Governor Ned Lamont said the money is targeted to cities and towns to reduce property taxes.