HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – As a former candidate for governor, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi knows Connecticut’s $4 billion deficit will mean higher taxes and local revenue cuts.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

But Marconi hopes Governor-Elect Dan Malloy will spell out the bad news up front, so that towns and cities can brace.

“…and if there are going to be any areas of reduction, whether it be in grants, ECS, etc., for gosh sakes, please make those decisions up front and tell us up front,” Marconi told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Marconi says what’s comforting is that Malloy, who was mayor of Stamford for 14 years, knows the problems of Connecticut’s towns and cities.

Marconi says Malloy realizes that Fairfield Country has, for years, carried more than its share of the states burdens.

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