HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – Should cities and towns in Connecticut be charging soldiers serving overseas interest on back property taxes here at home?
It’s an outrage that they do, say lawmakers pushing for a change.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports
State Senator Gayle Slossberg, vice chair of the veterans committee, says the legislation would, for the first time, give towns the option of waving the interest.READ MORE: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting Just Steps Away From Bronx School
Senator Slossberg says we should give our veterans a break when they get home.
“It’s just a simple matter of fairness. It’s a simple bill. It should have been done years ago,” says Slossberg.
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She believes most towns and cities would go along since they don’t factor in property tax interest as part of their revenue base.