Connecticut's governor released a preview of what he called a new compromise biennial budget proposal.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said he will offer it to the members of the Connecticut General Assembly on Friday.
He said the modified proposal is based on the state living within its means, prioritizing services based on need and other considerations.
Some of the specific changes include:
“It is imperative that leaders in state government come together and pass a biennial budget, one that continues to address Connecticut’s real fiscal challenges head on,” Malloy said. “The reality is that in an extremely difficult budget year, no one is going to achieve all of their priorities. There are no easy answers left or rabbits that we can pull out of a magical hat. We have to meet one another in the middle and make difficult compromises, and we do it in a way that stabilizes the state’s finances over the long-term. That’s what my budget proposal seeks to achieve.”
Malloy said his administration has been engaged in conversations with legislative leaders as well as town officials and others regarding the budget.
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