Connecticut's Budget Short Fall

Governor Malloy is making Connecticut better

Connecticut is facing somewhere near a 365 million dollar budget short fall. The question is, what is being done about it? Governor Malloy released a plan yesterday which has about 170 million dollars in cuts to the budget. Unfortunately, that is the most he is allowed to cut by state statute. The rest now must come the general assembly. I think we are headed in the rest direction and will continue to if and only if the general assembly can somehow find cuts to make. The fats are the facts and we cannot spend what we do not have. If the general assembly follows the governor's lead, we will be in a good place. According to the CT Mirror, Malloy cut:

68.6 million from five agencies serving the poor, disabled, and aging

13.4 million in payments that would go to hospitals to treat unisured/underinsured

5.3 million from temporary assistance to needy families

8.4 million from the Department of Education


For those that say the governor has never made cuts, think again. Governor Malloy is doing the absolute best he can for the State of Connecticut.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Lou November 30, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Does anyone remember oh about 10 months ago when Malloy increased sales tax, income tax, alcohol tax, and every other tax out there? He said this would clear up the deficit. My question is, why didn't it? Were we lied to again?
Richard Poulton November 30, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Lou, you are not following the Malloy instructions. WE DO NOT HAVE A DEFICIT, WE HAVE A SHORT FALL OF FUNDs. Now get it straight (LOL).
Rosie November 30, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Tax and spend....the democratic mantra...
Rosie November 30, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Agreed Patrick..I have one in college and about to have another. There is no way I can afford it without financial aid. This guy needs to get a clue. We are not all rich like he is. He is so out of touch with reality, it is sickening.
Richard Poulton December 01, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Did anyone else watch the GOV last evening while doing a walking press conference state that CT is in trouble because for the past 16 years there was a (R) in as governor. WOW. I guess he forgot to mention that those in charge in making up the final budget and where is to be spent was the (D) controlled Legislature all during that time. No governor has the power to spend money, the legislature does though. Look in the mirror Malloy and you will see the real problem.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »