Legislators Begin To Push Back On Malloy’s New Budget


Legislators begin to push back on Malloy’s new budget

Keith M. Phaneuf / CTMirror.org
Budget director Ben Barnes answers questions from the Appropriations Committee. At left is his executive assistant, Laura Mirante.

The General Assembly began its review of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new two-year budget Friday with a strong, bipartisan pushback from the Appropriations Committee.
Lawmakers challenged proposals to reallocate local aid, open nonprofit hospitals’ real property to municipal taxation, continue dedicating some sales tax revenues to transportation, and close 40 percent of next year’s deficit with state employee concessions.
Malloy, who met with Capitol reporters at a separate press conference, said legislative resistance comes as no …

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