Tag: budget

Editorial: How do we stack up?

Monday’s town council meeting was the perfect ending to a grueling budget season. It almost felt like councilors were huddled over ledgers with visors and calculators, struggling to balance the books. When we were reviewing the meeting video to make…

Editorial: The rubber stamp

On Jan. 24, the Board of Education phoned in their budget, voting unanimously to propose a 4.58 percent increase in the school budget. If it stands, education expenses will top $100 million for the first time in town history, and…

BOE proposes budget, 4.58 percent increase

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education unanimously adopted its 2019-2020 operating budget of $100,216,856 at their Jan. 24 meeting. This comes as a 4.58 percent increase from last year’s adopted budget, though board members and school…

Editorial: What’s the problem?

We applaud town leaders, especially the Board of Finance, for last week’s workshop discussion about the mill rate. It was a good, preliminary discussion about the pros and cons of scheduling small mill rate hikes to offset state cuts and…