Mayors fight against no vehicle tax

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The Mayors of Connecticut's biggest cities got together on Tuesday to push back against governor Malloy's budget plan that would do away with the vehicle tax.

The Mayors from the Conference of Municipalities met today.

They say doing away with that tax that helps cities and towns pay their bills would cause property taxes to go up and hurt the state.

"In New Haven's Instance, the budget that was introduced increases the mil rate by four and a half mils on top of what ever else we do. That's not smart for anybody. I think that the speaker recognizes that and acknowledges that," said Mayor DeStefano.

The mayors say doing away with the car tax would cut income for cities in towns by more than 630 million dollars.

Copyright 2014 WTNH TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

Like It
Don't Like It


one less "user tax" is a good thing. Yes we will all pay more in property taxes, so what it will be a wash.
Register your cars out of state, I have 2 pretty new (2010 and 2011) cars registered in Vermont to a friends house and it saves me almost 800.00 a year in car tax

Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Connecticut (change)

Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
Offices & Officials

Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.