What’s happening here is that both the Democrats and Gov. Rell are essentially daring one another to either pass or present a balanced budget. If Rell proposes a new balanced budget, it will either be ignored or publicly torn to shreds by the Democrats. If the Democrats pass their budget, the governor will veto it. That’s the way budget negotiations are working this year.
I think Ted Mann has it right, this is just passing the buck back and forth. Meanwhile, June 3rd is rapidly approaching, and towns are waiting to find out about state aid this year so they can finalize their own budgets.
This posturing isn’t helping anyone.
Unions Vote on Concessions This Week
State employee unions are voting on the concessions deal that was recently worked out. Among those unions who have already voted, the deal has passed overwhelmingly.