Despite decrying the budget gimmicks of his Republican predecessors, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is employing some fiscal tricks himself, using $70 million in borrowing and other gimmicks to balance his latest spending plan.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy finally has a chance to trumpet a large budget surplus, even though much of it stands on shaky underpinnings. And Republicans suspect the Democratic governor will use it next month to pay for an election-year tax cut — even though a larger deficit has been forecast for just a year from now.