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Mid-sized towns in Connecticut are coming together to set priorities for this legislative session - and find new ways to make it through an economic crisis.
The Mayors of West Hartford, East Hartford and Middletown are leading a legislative agenda that caters to the needs of their mid-sized towns. As many as 17 communities are working together on the project - the latest in a series of signs that "regionalization" is the buzzword for 2009. But these towns aren't drawn together so much by geography, as by common purpose - to differentiate their needs from those of the larger urban communities like Hartford and Bridgeport....and to capitalize on economic stimulus money coming from the federal government.
Today Where We Live, we’ll talk to mayors Scott Slifka, Melody Currey and Sebastian Giuliano about how they’re working together to deal with the budget crisis, and what they’re asking for from the state.
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