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Editorial: Kick The Can

Earlier this week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy did something that should please all of us… he called for bipartisan negotiations to cut spending, stabilize our state finances and discuss the larger question of how much government we can actually afford. It is no secret our state’s budget is in very poor fiscal health. It’s a can that has been kicked down the road far too long. The reason for the negotiation is because there is an estimated $120 million shortfall in the state budget. Just last month the Gov. Malloy announced $102 million in emergency budget cuts. Perhaps now is the time to truly have a bipartisan discussion about the budget that fully addresses our state’s financial reality. We hope that is the case, but we have our reservations. read more...