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Op-Ed: Voters should ask candidates ‘How?’

As we prepare for an election season with more financial talking points than usual, we should ask candidates who make promises a basic question: How? How will you both cut spending and address issues about which you purport to care? What is the process to “reallocate” money from an over-funded function to something that makes sense? How will you “redirect” money in a way that will generate better results?  If you plan to hold spending flat, or to cut spending, you will need to make the “reallocation” of public funds a reality. In Connecticut, a successful candidate will need to create this process, because it does not presently exist. Continue Reading →

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