Bond stalemate could cost CT residents

City and town officials threatened Tuesday to sue the state if money promised for school construction projects fails to be delivered.

Bridgeport is one of a number of areas in Connecticut that was slated to receive funding for school construction projects. However, those funds are now tied up in a bonding package. Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi says the issue could end up costing taxpayers in his city more than $2 million. He met with House Speaker Jim Amann (D-Milford) and said Bridgeport will sue the state if his residents are left to foot the bill. He added that if the state reimburses cities for any additional costs, they won't end up in court.

Amann says options that everyone seems to be comfortable with were laid out on the table. The House speaker said he did not want to elaborate on the details of the options until he confers with the Senate president.

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