Trumbull Withdraws From CCM Due To Tax Hike Proposal

Angered by support for a House Democratic proposal to hike the sales tax to 6.99 percent and increase other taxes, Trumbull First Selectman Timothy Herbst said Tuesday that he is withdrawing his town from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Trumbull is refusing to pay its membership dues of nearly $23,000 annually to the top lobbying group that represents the vast majority of Connecticut's cities and towns.

"I cannot justify Trumbull taxpayers paying dues to an organization that is advocating for additional taxes and tax increases at a time when our state is in perpetual fiscal crisis,'' Herbst wrote in a letter Tuesday to CCM.

Herbst, 36, is running as a Republican candidate for governor and has raised more than $148,000 in the effort.

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