We have entered the second month of the fiscal year without a state budget and the problems this poses continue to expand. Nonprofit agencies that provide social services to the elderly, disabled, and destitute started taking mandatory furlough days leaving their clients without services. Municipalities have lost $30 million in road repair grants and $78 million in revenue-sharing funds.
Now, as we approach the new school year, Gov. Malloy is talking about shifting $506 million in state education funding away from the majority of Connecticut communities. The funding instead will be given to the municipalities he deems most in need.