41 Days

It has now been 41 days since Connecticut missed its budget deadline for the next two fiscal years.

Talks are continuing at the capitol, but there appears to be no end to the stalemate in sight. Meanwhile, cities and towns, providers of social services and taxpayers in general all face the growing possibility that the lack of a state budget may begin to impact the ability to conduct business as usual and our quality of life. Recent decisions by General Electric and Aetna to move their headquarters out of state have been blamed primarily on the concern that Connecticut state government appears to have no long term plan when it comes to budgeting. CT21 has offered a series of suggestions for more efficient use of state government resources over the last decade. Those ideas are all included on the Institute's website.