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Malloy Makes $78.6M Emergency Spending Cut

The Department of Children and Families will see its budget reduced by $28.4 million, according to the Day.

 

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Tuesday that he would make $78.6 million in emergency spending cuts, according to The Day.

Malloy said that the cuts, which are being made to put the state budget back into balance, are due to declining state tax projections. The Department of Children and Families' budget will see the biggest reduction by $28.4 million, while, according to the Connecticut Mirror, budgets for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction and the Department of Education will be reduced by $14.5 million and $3.2 million, respectively. Cuts are also being made to cultural institutions across the state, including the Mystic Aquarium.

Malloy told reporters that additional budget cutting in the mid-year would not be ruled out. Without these cuts, according to The Day, the state is projected to face a $73.6 million shortfall.

“The state budget is teetering on the edge of the deficit cliff, even though everyone is paying $1.7 billion more in taxes this year,” state Rep. Gail Lavielle, a Republican representing Wilton and Norwalk in the 143rd House District,

Related Topics: BudgetConnecticut, and Malloy

 
Roy A. Abramowitz January 25, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Not good governing. He cuts funds to essential services to children, the elderly, and the ill but implements a 173 million dollar earned income entitlement program last year. Connecticut is the only state with an earned income credit credit, that is making a payment from taxpayer funds to residents who paid no taxes. So we are cutting 73.6 million in necessary social services to fund a Malloy introduced 175 million entitlement. Does not sound like a "good trade". Sounds like entrenchment of the welfare state. I guess Connecticut got what it voted for! Sadly our Governor does not understand economics.
mrshess March 03, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I voted for Tom Foley. Wish he had won. Malloy is just another tax and spend Democrat.

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