- Westport Now has an interesting story about rail fare hikes and broken promises. The really obnoxious part is this statement from a legislator:
- Dan Malloy has a plan to fund nonprofits in a different way. Not a bad thought–if the state is going to rely so heavily on nonprofit organizations to provide services there should be a plan in place to fund them.
- Speaking of Malloy, here he is being less than clear on tax hikes.
- Lots of press about health care rallies, both pro-reform and against.
- A New Haven prosecutor has been named to investigate mistreatment of detainees by the CIA.
- It’s a bad day for Bethel’s first selectman.
Governor Rell didn’t break her promise.The legislature did. When they replaced her $1 per ticket surcharge with a fare increase, it became a matter of law, written into the 2007 budget. But now they seem unwilling to bear any responsibility for the governor or CDOT’s over-optimism.
I asked one lawmaker who worked on the fare compromise if he could rescind the fare hike and keep the governor’s promise. He laughed and said “no way,” blaming an over-zealous CDOT for being unable to deliver the project on time.
“We have a $9 billion deficit to deal with,” he said. “This is the least of our problems!”
What else is going on>