Our Democrat controlled General Assembly (GA) has failed to pass a state biennium budget as we face a $5 billion deficit. Their primary job is to pass a budget.
Town budgets are in turmoil. Educational funding is in turmoil. Over 4,000 state jobs at risk. Citizens and businesses are fleeing the state along with their tax revenue. We are currently ranked the worst state in the nation for fiscal health, our credit rating continues its downgrade, and our government cannot pass a budget. For all to see, budgetary and fiscal chaos is now normal in Hartford. Our economic demise apparent.
What a stunning lack of leadership from our General Assembly going back decades.
What we know about our budget.
If nothing is done, on 1 July Governor Malloy will be making the decisions, he’ll make the operational cuts he sees fit per his state constitutional and statutory authority. Many Democrat legislators are afraid he will cut their sacred cows, exercise power they do not like. They are not keen on the Governor controlling “their” money even if he is a Democrat.
What are the alternatives for the Democrat leadership? Continue reading