In his February budget address, Gov. Dannel Malloy outlined the challenges facing the state government. "Connecticut state government must reset our expectations of what we can afford, how we provide services, and how we save for our priorities," said Malloy. "It won't be easy, and it often won't be politically popular." That last part is becoming increasingly evident.
As lawmakers met on Tuesday to continue working on the budget deficit, hundreds of state employees rallied against layoffs and concessions. The budget woes in Hartford are trickling down to cities and towns too.
This hour our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse discusses the budget and economy of the Land of Steady Habits.
- Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
- Harriet Jones - Business editor for WNPR
- Dan Haar - Columnist for the Hartford Courant
John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.