With the resistance Republican Legislators are running into from the other side of the aisle, their delays will cause the clock to run out next week and, guess what, our illustrious Gov. Malloy will implement his budgetary plans by Executive Order. And, that's when all hell breaks loose and the funds Ridgefield and three-fourths of other comparable-sized towns throughout the state get from Hartford, goes away. Especially, funds earmarked for local education will not be there and we will be left holding the proverbial bag. Compound that with some of the State's Pension Liabilities that might come our way....you get the idea; just keep your checkbook handy.
Well, what can we do locally in Ridgefield? The answer is to pay close attention to this November's Municipal Elections and making sure our Republican candidates are elected. Specifically, two key Republicans, Marty Heiser and Michael Raduazzo, are up for re-election to the Board of Finance and are urgently needed now more than ever to make sure Ridgefield's spending is tightly controlled and, if necessary, fine tuned with the commonsense principles Republicans are known for. In addition, we have the opportunity to elect another Republican, Dick Moccia, who was a mayor of a major Connecticut city for eight years and gained the experience necessary for dealing with a budget almost three times larger than Ridgefield.