HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers are being updated on the state of Connecticut's budget and lagging revenues.
Benjamin Barnes, the governor's budget director, is scheduled to brief members of the Appropriations Committee Wednesday. His appearance comes days after his office and the General Assembly's budget office announced that state revenues continue to fall short of original projections.
Barnes announced Friday that state revenues had dropped by $52.7 million since April.
But Republican legislative leaders quickly pointed out how that means revenues in total have fallen at least $128 million behind what was originally budgeted. Some estimates are higher than $200 million, which would require Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to present the legislature with a deficit-cutting plan.
Barnes is also expected on Wednesday to discuss budget shortages facing certain state agencies.
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OverTaxed | November 15 2012 8:42am
So true Northlander...I am truly amazed at every election when the same people are voted in every time. I do think both parties are corrupt but,in CT, we are totally run by Democrats and they keep spending and taxing with no positive results. I think we need balance in this state...come on folks, they enacted the largest tax increase in CT history and we still haven't come close to balancing the budget. How much more can they tax?? Don't get me started on the pensions and the unions...I have two relatives who have retired from state jobs without reaching the age of 50. They have free health care with their retirement package until age 70...it's like they won the lottery anD the taxpayers are stuck paying it!
northlander41 | November 14 2012 11:19am
The Govt is run by special interests including the unions and leaders of the non-working takers in CT. The CT Dems like the Fed Dems hid things from the public until after the elections for political purposes - including hiding the CT budget shortfalls. The unions vote Democrat for their ultra rich union bosses benefit and their own taking of taxpayer money with their upper class pensions and benefits and tenure - which none of us can get. We are being enslaved by the politicians and the voting block is mostly takers now. The fiscal cliff needs to happen to stop the madness!
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