Protecting City’s State Aid

March 21, 2016

Rep. Edwin Vargas recently spoke at a news conference in support of continued state aid for the city of Hartford.

He joined with other legislators and big-city mayors who gathered at the Legislative Office Building to ensure that their state aid be continued because that aid was crucial to local city budgets and programs.

Rep. Vargas noted the challenges facing lawmakers in dealing with the state budget, but warned against cuts to the state’s largest cities “because we provide many services not only to local residents, but to people who live within the regions like hospitals and other services.”

Rep. Vargas vowed to work with fellow lawmakers and mayors to help retain city and town aid.