Connecticut Budget Battle Heats Up As Legislative Votes Loom
Connecticut budget battle heats up as legislative votes loom
HARTFORD >> Connecticut lawmakers will make it clear this week how much of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed two-year $40.6 billion budget they are willing to accept.
The General Assembly’s two budget-writing committees will vote on their proposed spending and tax and revenue plans. Already, it is questionable whether legislators — mostly likely fellow Democrats — will include many of the governor’s proposals, especially a plan to shift $400 million of the annual $1.2 billion cost of teacher pensions to cities and towns.
What comes out of the Appropriations and Finance Revenue and Bonding Committees, coupled with an anticipated Republican alternative …