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.