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Posted inMoney, Politics

Malloy warns of need for concessions, smaller government, new aid formulas

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy set the stage Wednesday in his 2017 State of the State address for a protracted and difficult debate on how to further shrink state government, extract more concessions from unions on pension and health benefits, and better focus a smaller pool of state aid for education to the systems most in need. Any one would be difficult.

Posted inPolitics

Text of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2017 State of the State

“Cuts in specific areas, or outright eliminations, should not be taken to mean that certain work is not valued.  It simply means that we can no longer afford to do it all, and that our spending must be focused on the very core, essential services for our residents.
And to be clear, saving money isn’t just about cutting line-items, or reducing headcount.  Agencies will continue to modernize systems, reduce waste, and increase productivity in order to cut costs as much as possible before impacting services, or the valuable employees who provide them.”