Gov. Malloy’s budget proposal fails to provide a vision for the type of come-from-behind strategy the state desperately needs. The budget and economic stakes for the state of Connecticut have never been higher. Our state needs to mount the kind of historic comeback we saw in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Instead the budget proposed by the governor fails to make the first down.
I agree with the governor’s statement that all residents need the opportunity for success and that, so far, state government has failed to build a good educational or transportation system. Unfortunately, the governor’s playbook doesn’t show us how to achieve these things. It continues to fumble our children’s educational needs and deserves a personal foul for eliminating the property tax credit and passing an $11-billion increase in unfunded pension liabilities on to our children.