Dan Haar: The state’s ‘Stealthy War on Cities Not Named Hartford’

The usual loud and public spats over state budget pain have taken an odd turn in Connecticut’s biggest cities.

Two weeks after the governor signed a budget into law, four months overdue, it’s becoming clear there’s a stealthy war on cities not named Hartford. While the capital city gained a restructuring worth at least $40 million, Bridgeport and New Haven stand to lose millions of dollars through various cuts in the new spending plan.

And yet, the mayors and other officials in those shoreline cities have kept their heads down and their voices low as they sort through the carnage.

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