There’s a lot going on, and I don’t have much time to deal with it all.
The budget was the topic of choice on the editorial pages this Sunday. Kevin Rennie in the Courant reminds legislators that it only gets harder from here, despite the nimble passing of the buck that occurred last week. An editorial in The Day shows how bad it could get in one department, though it tries to present some solutions.
One upside of the downturn? The surge in patrons at libraries. When short-sighted local governments look for programs to cut, they ought to remember that people really do depend on the library in times like these.
Rep. Mike Lawlor (D-East Haven) wrote an editorial recommending changes to the sex offender registry. Look for this to come up during the 2009 session.
The governor is heading for Philadelphia on Tuesday to attend a meeting with President-elect Obama and other governors, to discuss how the economy is affecting aid to states. She’s paying for the trip herself.
Speaking of Obama, I’m very pleased with his cabinet choices, so far.
Check out who’s on the cover of Governing magazine.
And lastly, while we’re thinking of New Haven, there’s another great Tom Condon column about development in cities. This column is about the possible makeover of Route 34 in New Haven from an expressway into an urban boulevard. Can’t happen soon enough, and I’d love to see that kind of thinking in Hartford.
What else is going on?