No deals anytime soon, or so we’re led to believe.
It’s difficult to know how the closed-door budget negotiations are going, but that big sticking point, raising taxes vs. cutting services, is probably not going away anytime soon. Worse, there are no other deadlines on the horizon. The governor can continue to run the state by executive order indefinitely, apparently!
There is an interesting article in the Courant this morning about the tax question that highlights Sen. Andrew McDonald, among others. That article also suggests that the two sides aren’t anywhere close to a deal.
So when will the budget finally be settled? August? September? December? I’d place a bet on one of them, but I’m holding on to my money these days.