A two-building state office complex in downtown Hartford was dedicated Thursday in the names of Gov. Ella T. Grasso and Lt. Gov. Joseph J. Fauliso, friends and political allies over long and storied careers in Connecticut politics.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday called the Republican budget a “hot mess” that deals a body blow to education in Connecticut. One Republican responded by questioning the governor’s grasp of reality. Another says UConn’s president needs to stop “bellyaching.” It does not bode well for budget talks Friday.
Regarding the current, derailed budget process at the state capitol in Hartford; it is obvious that both massive cuts in state spending and massive new revenue flows are needed to shore-up our collapsing state economy. There are obvious, appropriate areas in which to find massive spending-reduction opportunities and massive revenue-stream opportunities which have not been thoroughly or properly addressed to this point. Here they are…
Huge questions over how state aid for schools and state colleges ultimately will fare will be a critical focus of Democratic and Republican leaders as they grapple with reconciling their vastly different state budgets. Here are the critical differences in funding for schools and colleges that Democrats and Republicans must resolve.