Karen Fassuliotis

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Fassuliotis: Why I Did Not Vote for the Town FY 2019-20 Budget

“Lost in the din of those calling for more taxes are the voices of taxpayers who are pleading for us to lower our tax growth. Adding taxes to an already burdened constituency – and yes, many in town are overburdened with taxes – in a year where Hartford is proposing massive tax increases on everything that moves and every service that is provided – including tolls and cats.” – Karen Fassuliotis Continue Reading →

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Republican Members of the BET: Right Projects, Right Financing

“The BET has a long-standing practice of borrowing money for short maturities for our town’s capital improvements. This practice has kept taxes and debt manageable, a success for every resident. In contrast, a few voices are calling for increasing the borrowing term to the life of the capital project – in other words, moving from our successful ‘modified pay-as-you- go’ method of financing to longer term borrowing.” – Republican BET members, Michael Mason, Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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Republican BET Members Share Budget Discussions and Priorities

Bill Drake, Debra Hess, Karen Fassuliotis

The six members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation ask the Board of Education define programs with well-defined measurable goals and discontinue or change those programs with minimal student benefit. “It is time for the BOE to re-examine headcount growth and the rising costs of schools.” – Michael Mason (Caucus Chair), Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Republican Candidates Differentiate Themselves at Crowded BET Primary Debate

In a 90-minute debate candidates shared ideas for funding capital projects, finding efficiencies, watching head counts, and controlling pension and health care costs. There was also talk of running schools in a period of declining enrollment and running a “private, money-losing nursing home.” Continue Reading →

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