The narrowing of the Democratic stranglehold on state government following the 2016 elections has led to a compromise budget deal that fundamentally alters the way Connecticut’s government is paid for by imposing historic spending controls, something Republicans have sought for decades.
If Gov. Malloy signs the budget the state’s longest fiscal impasse would end. And the looming crisis Connecticut faces would stall at the doorsteps of towns and cities, state social service agencies, our schools and hospitals. That’s a big “if” but here’s hoping the governor recognizes the disaster that awaits if this impasse continues and Connecticut continues to operate under his executive orders.