Colin McEnroe Show: Gov. Malloy Readies For Budget Armageddon
Legislators and pundits weigh in prior to tomorrow's special session.
OK, I know this might not be as easy and fun as yesterday's show on comic books, but if the current state budget were a comic book, it would be about a dystopian future. (And present for that matter ...)
The state constitution requires that the budget be balanced by Friday. It isn't. The plan for doing that included significant givebacks by the state employees. They wouldn't do it.
Governor Malloy has called the legislature into special session to ask for new budget cutting powers.
They don't want to give them to him.
If he got the powers, he'd use them for nearly 5,500 layoffs, possibly resulting in a state government that doesn't work.
The special session kicks off tomorrow. It seems almost impossible that all the sides can resolve their differences by midnight. But they have to.