The governor is calling for yet another round of spending cuts to plug a nearly $667 million hole in the current fiscal year’s budget, mainly by bringing forward ideas from her proposed biennial budget. Democrats are resisting the plan, preferring to focus instead on the biennial budget.
In other fiscal news, a fund used for victims of unscrupulous lawyers, which was set to be raided to help close the budget gap, may be safe.
Transgender activists had a bad day at the Capitol, as a bill that would have protected them from discrimination ran out of time in the Judiciary Committee. Their lobbying efforts happened to conflict with the Family Institute of Connecticut’s lobby day. The FIC, as is typical, panicked at the thought of contracting cooties or something, and sent out this in an email to supporters:
“FIC has learned that transgender activists have scheduled their lobby day for tomorrow. While we need as big a turnout as possible, it is important to make our members aware of this so that those with small children can plan accordingly […] This might also be a good occasion for fathers to step up at the Legislative Office Building in place of their wives and children, if they are able.”
Lovely. What exactly does that last line mean? I’m still puzzling over it. But the next time the FIC comes around, folks, keep your children indoors. Stupidity may be catching.
The FIC was around not only to lobby against the transgender anti-discrimination bill, but also against changes that would codify same-sex marriage and other issues.