Thursday, May 02, 2013
Promises, Gimmicks and a Historic Shortfall
By Keith M. Phaneufwww.ctmirror.org
When Dannel P. Malloy became the state’s 88th governor on Jan. 5, 2011, he inherited a financial mess unmatched in Connecticut history.
The Stamford Democrat faced a state government on pace to spend almost 20 percent more than it would receive in its next budget—unless something changed dramatically.
Forced to fill a $3.7 billion shortfall, Malloy challenged legislators, unions, businesses and the public to embrace his “shared sacrifice.”
“I truly believe Connecticut’s best days are ahead,” Malloy told lawmakers two years ago. “The tide is turning for us if we step up and work hard with courage and conviction.”
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I think it would be great if WestportNow would go back to dealing with issues and stories about what’s happening in Westport. It seems as if there are more and more anti-governor stories here that would be better presented in another venue, if at all!
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