Some serious budget cuts are looming for Milford Hospital.
Mayor Nancy Rossi is making deep budget cuts for the city of West Haven. Mayor Rossi said, "We have a deficit in the closed year of 17 of 1.5 million dollars. We have a revenue shortfall of 8 million in this budget year and next budget year approximately the same."
Major West Haven budget cuts forced the city to cancel the Savin Rock Festival. Mayor Nancy Rossi said, "It costs a lot of money for overtime but public works and police and we also have to pay for the bands." Rossi told NEWS8 she had to take drastic action with budget cuts. Rossi added, "I had to cut 17 positions in the last budget. I had to the adult daycare center."
Group home closings last year still having ripple effect
One of the hardest hit was Wallingford, where the mayor was quite surprised to hear about the cuts.
Without a budget, towns and cities are having to make cuts to deal with the loss of state funding.
One prominent state lawmaker called it “a collision course, ready to explode.”
A key Connecticut lawmaker is hoping recent cutbacks at state parks will encourage the General Assembly to think creatively about alternative funding ideas.
Budget cuts could impact Connecticut’s 109 state parks as early as tomorrow.
Like many cities and towns Waterford is keeping a close eye on what’s happening in Hartford.