First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice's office was notified Thursday, Dec. 29, that Wilton’s Education Cost Sharing Grant was being reduced by about 30% to $462,941 for fiscal year 2017. This is a reduction of $202,441 from what was contained in the state budget passed in May. That number — $665,382 — was a big cut from nearly $1.5 million for Wilton in the state’s fiscal year 2016 budget.
Wilton’s loss was just a small part of $50 million in mid-year cuts announced by Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget office that includes $20 million in cuts to municipalities and $30 million from grants for local construction projects.