After Budget Talks Collapse, What's Next?
Connecticut lawmakers failed to come to an agreement on a budget proposal Tuesday, with leaders from both parties blaming each other for their failure to act. This gridlock is new to the state legislature, a result of the most recent election: Parties are now evenly split in the Senate for the first time in over a century.
What now? Republicans said they'll have their own budget by the end of the week, but it's unclear how they'll all come to a consensus. The only thing they have agreed on throughout the entire process is that several of Governor Dannel Malloy's proposals -- like pension reform and education funding -- are a no-go.
This hour, we continue our conversation on the state budget woes.
- Colin McEnroe - Host of WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show
- Daniela Altimari - Statehouse reporter for The Hartford Courant
- Max Reiss - Political reporter for NBC Connecticut