Senator Chris Murphy speaks with Connecticut residents about the Affordable Care Act

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — As Republicans threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senator Chris Murphy stopped in New Haven Wednesday to talk with people about the law. He heard from people who have benefited from it….

The fear is that if the law is repealed, young adults will not be able to stay on their parents’ plans. There is also a concern that women may be charged more for their plans than men. Many with preexisting conditions are worried too….Murphy has been speaking out about the need to protect and defend the Affordable Care Act. He believes repealing it would be disastrous. He says though it has been good for millions of people, it isn’t perfect.

“We should be working on fixing it, making it better – not repealing it and going back to the time when there were 20 million people without insurance in this country,” Murphy said.

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Minute With the Mayor – Happy Trails!

Milford, Connecticut – In this video, Milford Mayor Ben Blake speaks with Steve Johnson, Open Space and Natural Resource Agent about the natural beauty of Milford. The mayor would like to encourage residents to walk around Milford to appreciate its natural beauty.

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Mayor Ben Blake Announces Milford’s Triple AAA Bond Rating

Milford, Connecticut – Triple AAA Bond Rating Announcement

PREMIER RATING AGENCY, FITCH, AWARDS HIGHEST CREDIT GRADE

Milford, Connecticut [Press Release] – Mayor Ben Blake announced that the nation’s premier rating agency, Fitch, upgraded Milford’s bond rating to ‘AAA,’ the highest possible credit grade a City can receive.

As a result of smart financial decisions and responsible management, Milford joins an elite group of municipalities, which includes Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan in receiving the top-credit rating. This credit score demonstrates the City’s fiscal health and reveals how markets view Milford’s creditworthiness. More importantly, this notable evaluation exposes the City’s strong and growing economy.

Fitch’s rating recognizes that through strategic decisions and purposeful planning, Milford has cultivated its economic development and is now benefiting from a renaissance that’s unique in the State of Connecticut. “We’ve seen a 26% increase in companies moving to Milford over the past two years,” said Mayor Blake. “This explosion of new business growth has expanded our Grand List and helped us deliver this year’s historic tax cut which reduced taxes for all City residents and businesses.”

“This top credit rating is a testament to our conservative approach to budgets,” said Finance Director Peter Erodici. “I am very pleased with the progress the City has made to reach this superior level of fiscal responsibility.”

In assigning its highest level of credit quality, Fitch cited Milford’s strong management under Mayor Blake’s leadership and the City’s “sound financial cushion on the basis of its superior level of budgetary flexibility and history of careful financial management.” Moreover, the agency noted Milford’s “continued solid economic and revenue growth prospects, a low long-term liability burden and strong operating performance.” According to Fitch, the AAA rating was based on superior financial management, healthy reserves, low debt levels, well-funded retiree costs, and a history of successful access to the municipal bond market. Fitch also commended the City for its careful management of other post employment benefit liabilities.

“The AAA rating reflects Milford’s strong government, rocketing economy and remarkable community,” said Mayor Blake. “We will continue to exercise careful planning and prudent financial management to allow our City to thrive.”


Nice work, Ben!