Foley calls for cap on Connecticut car taxes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says there should be a cap on local taxes paid for vehicles, a component of his proposed urban agenda.

Appearing Wednesday in New Britain, the Greenwich businessman said he would push to limit the tax to 30 mills. One mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property.

A list of mill rates for the 2013 grand list year, posted on the Office of Policy and Management’s website, shows about 60 of the 169 cities and towns have local property tax rates that are 30 mills or more. The largest rates are in the state’s cities, such as 74.29 mills in Hartford.

Foley’s urban plan also calls for in-district public school choice.

Earlier Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers criticized Foley’s education proposals for lacking substance.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is seeking re-election.

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