SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: Last month, the state Senate held a hearing on the issue of shared services and ways the state can better partner with local governments. One major concern is the costs of pensions and other mandates handed down by the state and shouldered by local taxpayers. Lawmakers and local leaders say small governments are cutting back, but need the state to give them some help, too. Senator Kathy Marchione and Bernhard Meyer, the Town of Canaan highway superintendent and president of the State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, join the show. Watch In Focus on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.