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No Cost Shift

Tell your legislators to oppose any plans that will shift the cost of teacher retirement contributions from the state to cities and towns. A cost shift will lead to higher local property taxes and cuts to much-needed services in our communities.

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Voters Oppose Cost Shift Plan, Raising Property Taxes

New survey highlights the need for the state to pay its own bills, not force them onto the backs of local property taxpayers.

An Open Letter to State Legislators

A coalition of education and municipal associations is urging legislators to reject any push to balance the state budget by shifting costs to cities and towns. Read the open letter to legislators.

Coalition News Conference

A coalition of eight education and town associations held a news conference to oppose the cost shift plan that would increase property taxes and cut needed town services for Connecticut residents, whose property tax rates are already among the highest in the country.

Legislators Speak at Coalition News Conference

Senator Beth Bye, along with fellow lawmakers Rep. Derek Slap and Rep. Joseph Verrengia, reiterated concerns that a cost shift would be extremely damaging to cities and towns and their public education systems.

Coalition Partners Speak Out

Members of a coalition that represents education groups as well as towns and cities spoke out about how the cost shift proposal would impact local taxpayers and Connecticut's future.

Voters Oppose Cost Shift Plan

More than two-thirds of voters (69 percent) want their legislators to vote against any plan that shifts costs from the state to cities and towns.

Voters Against Raising Property Taxes

More than 7 in 10 voters (72 percent) oppose balancing the budget by using local property taxes, as opposed to state funds, to cover the teacher retirement plan.

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