“Top state lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration challenged Connecticut’s poorest cities and towns Wednesday to think big if they want to tap a new pot of state financing to revitalize their communities. The Community Investment Board 2030 launched a process that potentially could channel $875 million in state financing over the next five years — and as much as $1.5 billion over the next decade — into nearly three dozen distressed municipalities.” — CT Mirror

“This wasn’t just a one-off thing that was stuck in the budget. These pots of money are going to be for projects you can look back at in five or 10 years and see a difference.” –” House Speaker Matt Ritter, D-Hartford

Read more about this new program here: CT investment panel challenges poor cities seeking economic aid to think big — CT Mirror