Gov. Dan Malloy's chief enabler, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, just cast a tie-breaking vote in the State Senate to pass a union concession agreement. But state lawmakers are already preparing to hit residents with more tax hikes and cuts to municipal aid.
Here's more from the Journal-Inquirer:
"Now that the Democratic majorities in the General Assembly have ratified Governor Malloy's "concessions" deal with the state employee unions, they figure that they have saved so much money for state government that they can go back to raising taxes.
The tax Democratic legislators most favor raising is the sales tax, since to most people it is less noticeable than the state income tax and since the governor is believed to object less to raising the sales tax now that the income tax seems to be encouraging more departures from Connecticut.
But in the meantime the legislature is five weeks late with the state budget, the governor is allocating money by executive order and wants to divert school money from prosperous towns to poor ones, the resumption of school is only days away, and some school systems, not knowing how much money they will get from the state, are preparing to lay off teachers."