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Connecticut's Budget Deficit is Growing

Is the state heading toward its own fiscal cliff?


Connecticut's budget deficit is increasing, taking a perilous plunge on Friday that is pushing it toward the $300 million mark, the Connecticut Mirror reports.

While the website questions whether the deficit will force Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase taxes — again — to cover continued budget shortfalls, Malloy last week said he would not hike state taxes, according to the Republican-American newspaper. 

The growing state budget deficit, the Mirror reports, is the result of revenue shortfalls that are greater than Malloy administration officials originally anticipated. Officials in his administration blame the shortfalls on the overall weakness of the national economy. State Republican leaders, however, lay the blame on the weakening effect on the state's economy of the $1.5 million in new taxes the Malloy administration implemented in the last year.

Malloy will present his new budget plan to the General Assembly when it meets in early 2013.

Tom Falconieri November 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM
JUST FOR THE RECORD I VOTED FOR THE OTHER GUY. You got what you deserved CT!!! A tax and spend liberal. This past tuesday was the last nail in this states COFFIN!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get you wallets OUT DEMS AS I ALWAYS SAY THEY ARE CLUELESS!!!!
Kelley Anne November 13, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Kelley Anne 8:22 pm on Monday, November 12, 2012 Hey Tommy, glad to see that you are back out, how long did they keep you in the Rubber Room after the election? LMAO ! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope the new Meds work better than the old ones. ps: did Luca get you out with his brilliant legal mind? WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kelley Anne November 13, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Question for the Obama haters - why was there a lower Republican turnout in 2012 than even John McCain got in 2008? Perhaps some were intelligent (and UN-bigoted) enough to admit that President Obama has done an outstanding job!
John Symon November 13, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Malloy is driving us off the cliff. This, after the largest tax increase in CT history.
Tom Falconieri November 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM
So i am a BIGOT. Well being fashionable at the voting booth shows your IGNORENCE. So kelly is it that you are a TEACHER or just a Limousine LIBERAL. Oh yes you just might be a GIMME PERSON so what is it. Calling me a BIGOT is far from the truth. But this just proves you liberal JERKS stereo type people you actually HATE. Dont feel bad the O Man hate america just as you do. I know the type the PRIUS DRIVING TEACHER INTRENCHED IN A CRADLE TO GRAVE JOB AND NO ACCOUNTABILITY. Tell me it AINT SO!!!
Charmarie November 13, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Kelley Anne - please note something that indicates Obama has done an "outstanding" job.
sebastian dangerfield November 13, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Kelley Anne I wish I had the ability to reason so brilliantly!! In 2008 Mccain got 59.9mio votes. in 2012 Romney, so far , before so absentee ballots counted has 58.9 mio. (1 mio less) In 2008 Obama got 69.5mio and in 2012 62.3 mio (7.25mio less) And your conclusion is "this is a sign that some people thought obama did an outstanding job?" Apparently Kelley Anne isnt aware there was a hurricane, and Kelley Ann thinks that receiving 1 mio less votes is more of an indictment than 7mio less votes. I wish I had the brilliant mind of Kelley Anne.
sebastian dangerfield November 13, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Thatcher is famous for her quote about socialists running out of other people's money. Malloy taxes every thing--then talks about ways to get business here. Hmm-- These guys, Im sorry to say, just have no clue. The way to buildup jobs is to lower taxes and lower regulation. While telling the electorate that you are going to punish the rich may get you elected, as we can see by the people on this blog---- the tax hikes on the Federal level , will amount to 80 bio a year. We have a 1.2 trillion dollar deficit-and OBama campaigns on a plan to raise 80 bio. The way to raise revenue is get the economy going. You dont get it going by raising taxes. The tax will slow the economy more so our 1.2 trillion deficit will just mean higher state deficits and steady federal deficits. But--at least the masses get their pound of flesh.... (the haters on right --the anti gay, anti immigrant crowd are matched on the left by the anti rich, anti religion crowd. Too bad they cant see it, because they are too busy yelling how much better they are. Get it straight---both sides have haters---and Democrats have more haters than the right--because Northeast Republicans -are not bigots and not evangelicals...but the northeast dems are all envious hate the rich types. The bigots dont reside in fairfield county....even though we hear the accusations frequently.
sebastian dangerfield November 13, 2012 at 03:46 PM
charmarie (Navy Seals) got bin laden!! Obama "got " bin laden. Thats about it. He ran on bringing the country together in 2008 and ran on dividing the country in 2012. Anyone who denies this is not being honest.
Tom Falconieri November 13, 2012 at 06:30 PM
So Kelly as i cooled off after reading your RACIST Posting. I just wanted to ask a QUESTION!!!! Should i have voted for the O MAN just because of his race. Does this count me out as being a BIGOT if i did. Or did you vote for him because of his race or his performance. Clearly his performance is non existent as he did not run on anything he accomplished in 4 years???? Name one thing other than bankrupt this country. Like i said you are either a teacher of a union person or a Limousine Liberal. Which is it ??? Your turn!!!
sebastian dangerfield November 13, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I think im starting to understand the democrats mind. They watch msnbc every night. National news. There, they watch these crazy republicans..the nutty evangelists with 8 person congregations that espouse all sorts of intolerant nonsense. Msnbc tries to portray these idiots as representative of the entire republican party. The problem is people like paul and jimmy buy this. How manu republicans do they know? Are any of them (any?) On the front lines bashing gays? There has been zero utterances with offensive racial rhetoric on patch...yet rhese dem robots, thinking all republicans are intolerant, are not objective eniugh to recognize the reality. Guys...object to REAL intolerance. You cheapen the term, by saying if you dont vote dem you are a bigot. Raise the bar for your party. Dont succomb to the media spin
Phil Knox November 13, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Mr. Cruz, I see you are often extremely mad at "Democrats" in general as if they're all the same. Why do you expect the democrats that you encounter in the prestigious comments section of Patch.com to observe republicans at a higher, more reasonable standard?
Oscar November 13, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Ms Cruz appears to be of the same frame of mind as another GOP fuming female: PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday. Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle. Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said. Police said Daniel Solomon told them his wife became angry over his "lack of voter participation" in last Tuesday's presidential election and believed her family would face hardship as a result of Obama winning another term.
Phil Knox November 14, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Oscar, I'm confused first as to why you think somebody named Luca would be female and second as to how his characterization of the handful of democrats on this website as people who have only experienced a handful of republicans and thus are confused about who real republicans are, mimics in the slightest the behavior of the psychotic woman in Arizona?
Tom Falconieri November 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Phil if you dont know by now that WOMEN are nuts and men are bolts you have a lot to LEARN!!!
oscar November 14, 2012 at 02:37 PM
"Phil" it appears that only you and "Luca" post between 1 and 2 am, perhaps you 2 should get in touch with yourselves, ha ha!
Phil Knox November 14, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Tom, you're pretty funny and seem pretty reasonable. I have some things that I want to talk about -- would you be interested in getting frozen yogurt with me at Peachwave later today?
sebastian dangerfield November 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Phil oscars response...or lack of response- now apparently accusing me and u of being same peeson is just more of the same old, same old. Ironically its same person who changes their name daily...then finds fault in a name change. Lofic would hold, that if is upset at name changes, while he changes names constantly....that calling people bigots means he is a huge one. Right?
Phil Knox November 14, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I'm going to interpret that last sentence as, "Logic would hold, that if he is upset at name changes but changes his own name constantly, that if he calls people bigots, that makes him a huge bigot." But no, that's not how the logic works. However, by his own logic, he must be you because you posted within half an hour of each other. Do any of you people want to get frozen yogurt today and work these issues out in person? If Peachwave isn't the hot spot anymore, I'm happy to try Swizzles
sebastian dangerfield November 14, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Phil Its the same logic. Exactly. if you accuse people of doing and are upset with the choice, logic holds that if pritests name changes, yet changes names constantly, his rage is subconsciously aimed at himself. Its the alcoholic who yells at his kids to stop drinking. He is yelling bigot, because he is annoyed with his own bigotry. I can meet at peachwave tomorrow. What time? Today is one of my days at food bank
Kelley Anne November 14, 2012 at 06:16 PM
soooooooooooo sweet, a couple of fellas hooking-up on Patch!
Phil Knox November 14, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Luca, no offense, but I only want to meet Americans. If you struggle to write cogently on the Internet when you have unlimited time to check the grammar and spelling, I can only assume that you wouldn't be able to speak at all face to face. Oscar? Tom? Kelley?
Leoj November 14, 2012 at 08:18 PM
The following sorta goes hand in hand with the budget hole .... Impact on locals ... tax increase, high cost of debt, no State cash coming our way, etc. continuing deterioration .... Connecticut Ranks Last Among 50 States In Credit Analysis By Conning by MSTURDEVANT on NOVEMBER 14, 2012 · Connecticut took a “nose dive” to last place in an assessment of states’ credit quality released Tuesday by Conning Inc., a Hartford-based company that does financial research, primarily for insurers. The State of the States Municipal Credit Research Report, prepared twice a year, ranks all 50 states on credit quality based on factors such as revenue growth, year-over-year employment gains ...
Phil Knox1 November 14, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Luca, I'm sorry if I offended you. I didn't think about the possibility of you typing on your phone. However, I still don't want to get frozen yogurt with you. Just Tom, Kelley, and/or Oscar.
Phil Knox1 November 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Luca, the reason I don't want to have yogurt with you is not because of your spelling. And the reason that I want to have yogurt with Tom is not because of his spelling either. It's because I found this funny, "Phil if you dont know by now that WOMEN are nuts and men are bolts you have a lot to LEARN!!!" Also, if a person is outspoken against X but does X, the logic does not follow that they must do Y if they're also outspoken against doing Y. I see that you got a JD from Yale in 1967. You seem to be about as intellectually honest as your famed classmate Joe Lieberman. And I don't know what hollw values you're talking about
Hermann Zwergel November 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Connecticut's Budget Deficit is Growing Is the state heading toward its own fiscal cliff? That is the topic of this thread. Luca - Knox, could you please spare the non bi-polar folks here the unpleasantness of wading thru your inane comments? Thank you so much!
sebastian dangerfield November 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Fritz...thanks for your inciteful comments on the deficit!
Phil Knox1 November 15, 2012 at 04:36 AM
All bad economic events shall now be referred to as "fiscal cliffs".
sebastian dangerfield November 15, 2012 at 04:55 AM
haha Yeah--fiscal cliff is now just that the economy is getting bad...ha good one. thanks fritz

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