Kicking the Can?

More dire budget news this week.

Governor Malloy has been quoted as saying he does not think a budget resolution between Democrats and Republicans can be reached by October 1. If true, missing the October deadline could put the state and its cities and towns in further jeopardy.

On top of that, the ideas that have been put forward so far appear to fall short, according to Keith Phaneuf of Phaneuf, considered an expert on the state budget, writes that plans put forward by both parties would still leave large budget shortfalls at the end of the current two-year budget cycle.