January Special Session May (or may not) Happen

Says outgoing Speaker Jim Amann of the possibility of a special session on January 2nd:

“There’s nothing in there of urgency that couldn’t be done in the regular session, but we’re not going to get caught in the trap of doing nothing.”

Why the urgency from the soon-to-be-ex Speaker? Wasn’t it just two months ago when he was saying this to Ray Hackett?

“We’ve had bigger deficits than this in the past, and we dealt with them without special sessions.”

A month later, of course, Amann seemed to realize how serious the situation was, and labeled the state’s fiscal situation “…the worst I’ve seen it,” comparing it to the crisis of the Weicker years. The legislature held a special session in November, and will likely hold one in January if Amann has his way.

Could have something to do with the rollout of Amann’s gubernatorial campaign? See below:



Think about what he said above again. “[W]e’re not going to get caught in the trap of doing nothing.” Everyone hear the unspoken “again” at the end of that sentence?

Amann doesn’t want the label of a “do nothing” Speaker following him around if he can help it. He wants to be active, especially now that he thinks it’s likely that Rell won’t run again. He wants to show that he’s out in front on the deficit. It makes political sense to go along with the governor and hold the session, rather than drag his feet and suffer the consequences.

I’m guessing the session will go ahead.

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6 responses to “January Special Session May (or may not) Happen

  1. AndersonScooper

    How the hell can Amann believe he can get the Dem nomination?

    Touting “Hollywood East” as his principle success? (Are we Dem voters that dumb?)

    Pretending Malloy is somehow divisive, yet the guy who Stuck with Joe, and voted against gay rights isn’t?

    Betting his campaign on the premise that Rell is going to retire? And challenging her leadership? (after four years of Amann not getting it done.)

    The sheer arrogance!

    http://www.Amann2010.com

  2. Are we Dem voters that dumb?

    Don’t ask.

  3. Trivia questions: Who was the governor who raced back from a vacation to man the helm during one of Connecticut’s worst snow storms? And do not present economic circumstances suggest that we have right in front of our noses the perfect economic snowstorm?

  4. Jim Amann stepped down from his post so he could run for Governor without being tarred by the upcoming budget disaster. The less he has to do with it the better from his perspective.

  5. Jim Amann stepped down from his post so he could run for Governor without being tarred by the upcoming budget disaster. The less he has to do with it the better from his perspective.

    The fact that he would try and hide from such a storm, instead of doing his best to combat it, is exactly why he should be no where near the Governor’s office.

  6. The fact that he would try and hide from such a storm, instead of doing his best to combat it, is exactly why he should be no where near the Governor’s office.

    The only person who would disagree with that is Jim Amann.

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