Rep. Wright: Bristol gets more from state in latest budget

State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) announced in a press release Bristol will receive an increase of 3 percent in state money under the budget approved by the General Assembly this session for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.
Wright, a member of the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, said in his news release Bristol will receive a total of $50,754,433 in the next fiscal year over the current amount of $49,473,702, which represents an increase of $1,280,731 or three percent.
“As someone who voted for the passage of the state budget I am pleased that Bristol is one of the towns that will receive an increase in state funding which is not the situation for every city and town in the state,” Wright said. “While details in a state budget will continue to be debated, Bristol benefits by this budget, a budget that does fund state and local priorities with no tax increase and under the state’s spending cap,” said Wright in the press release.
In the state’s budget an additional $1,195,250 for a total of $45,348,587 was appropriated in the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant for Bristol and an additional $95,539 for a total of $702,156 was appropriated in the Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) program.
“The bottom line is that while a state budget that everyone can agree with may be impossible to attain, the state budget we adopted is a plus for Bristol,” Wright said in the release.