Fiscal Policy

Connecticut Legislators Have Two Choices

Connecticut Legislators Have Two Choices

In today’s hastily called special session of the House where the Speaker hopes to prevent an override of Governor Malloy’s veto of our bipartisan budget, there are two choices- support our budget, or support the governor’s unnecessary cuts to education, programs for the developmentally disabled, Care 4 Kids and a host of other important priorities.

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Update on Recent Legislative Action

I am following up on my update last week on the pending SEBAC (State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition) agreement and vote. With deep disappointment and equal dismay, I report to you that the State Senate approved this agreement to unionized state employee contracts yesterday. The vote was along party lines, with all 18 Democrat Senators…

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A Watershed Moment with the State Union Contract

A Watershed Moment with the State Union Contract

Our Connecticut State Legislature is poised to make a truly historic choice; either dig our state out of a $5 billion biennial fiscal abyss responsibly or, once again, allow the state unions to reap asymmetrical benefits that significantly exceed both the private sector workforce and state employees from any other state in the country.  One…

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Fiscal Common Sense for Connecticut

Fiscal common sense for Connecticut

On July 1st, Connecticut’s fiscal year started without legislative agreement on a budget.  This inaction occurred despite the fact that our state continues to face deeply complex and challenging fiscal hurdles to close a $5 billion biennial deficit.  The majority party in Hartford that brought us to this fiscal brink has failed to find a…

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Update from the Capitol – Still No Budget

Update from the Capitol

  T​he 2017 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned without an agreement being reached on a state budget. There remains a $5.1 billion projected budget deficit for the next biennium. We are now convened in a special session, and we are at a point where the governor has issued his first executive order…

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