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Town Leaders Day
On May 16, 2013 the Connecticut Council of Small Towns held Town Leaders Day at the Capitol. First selectmen, mayors, town managers and other local officials gathered at the capitol to discuss budget and legislative issues that impact their communities. Legislative leaders took part in a panel discussion regarding the ongoing budget debate.

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COST Executive Director Betsy Gara welcomes town leaders.

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Senate President Don William

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House Speaker Brenden Sharkey


House Republican Leader Larry Cafero
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Senate Republican Leader John McKinney.
COST Executive Director Betsy Gara (left), Speaker Sharkey (right).
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Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman (left),COST President Dick Smith (center) and State Rep. Miller (right)
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State Rep. Case meets with Barkhamsted First Selectman Don Stein and First Selectman
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Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson
asks a municipal budget question.
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State Senator Witkos and State Rep. Hampton address ongoing budget concerns with town leaders.
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Durham First Selectman Laura Francis provides insight on issues currently affecting small towns.

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COST President Dick Smith and First Selectman Paul Formica discuss municipal challenges.
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Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein shares her concerns about unfunded municipal mandates.