The following are our $ figures in the Governor’s proposed budget that was released today. Our state aid is up about $101K, and our assessments are down about $40K. The Governor committed to an increase that matches the state’s 3.5% projected revenue increase, but that only applies to the unrestricted general governmental aid category, which has gone up 3.5%.
If all of our state monies went up 3.5%, we would be getting $272K more, instead of $101K more. As time goes by, the state seems to transfer more of the cost of providing municipal services to the towns.