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Hartford Mayor Leads Call From Cities Across Connecticut For Help This Legislative Session

Hartford Mayor Leads Call From Cities Across Connecticut For Help This Legislative Session

As the battle over Hartford's finances shifts to the state Capitol, leaders of Connecticut's urban centers are keeping a close eye on Mayor Luke Bronin's fight for funding and are calling on lawmakers to support struggling cities.

"Hartford has probably been more emphatic. They are facing a [$22.6] million deficit now and a $50 million deficit the following year, but every other major city could be one budget away from the same type of challenges," Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim said.

"We have to help out the cities, help out Hartford, help out Bridgeport, help out New Haven and Waterbury; all cities and towns, but certainly the ones with the biggest...

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