Where We Live: Tri-State Area Budget Edition
CT, MA, NY and NJ are all talking about taxes and public sector unions
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey are all talking about taxes and public sector unions.
It’s a different kind of conversation in the Northeast than they’re having in say, Wisconsin - but the rhetoric is still kind of hot.
Dannel Malloy dubbed himself the “Anti-Christie” (take that New Jersey!) and then got a nice write-up in the New York Times for what they called a “Better Budget” proposal without bombast.
But public sector unions still aren’t sold on his plan to save a few billion dollars in the budget from state workers.
Taxes are the other big issue – with states jockeying for position, each not wanting to lose residents or businesses to a neighbor who low-balls them on the tax rate.
Today, where we live – a regional round-up of respected reporters from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts help us see the big picture. And, we tackle the other extremely important political issues facing our region…like, “is Donald Trump really running for president?”