At a March 4 press conference at the State Capitol complex, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) voiced opposition to the governor’s car tax plan.
Mayors and first selectmen discussed how the plan would cause municipalities to lose millions of dollars in tax revenue and be forced to make up for that loss in other ways, namely through increased local property taxes.
Sen. Art Linares (www.senatorlinares.com) was among those supporting the town leaders at the press conference. “No one likes paying the car tax and we’d all like to see it eliminated,” Sen. Linares said. “But the plan that is before the state legislature would lead to higher property taxes for everyone. The bottom line is that we simply can’t afford higher taxes. By working together and speaking with one voice, we can put this car tax plan in the breakdown lane.”