“The governor is being dishonest with the people of Connecticut. She did not tell the truth about the depth of the fiscal crisis when she released her budget on Feb 4, and she has continued to ignore the truth about the deficit we face.”
–Senate President Pro Tem Donald Williams, on the governor’s continuing insistence that the budget deficit is far smaller than the Office of Fiscal Analysis is predicting. Rell’s administration has recently admitted that revenue projections are down by $1.4 billion, but the two sides are still frustratingly far apart on the actual size of the deficit.
Until legislative Democrats and the Rell administration can agree on a set of numbers, no progress can be made on budget negotiations. So much for getting it done early, I’m guessing.