Melinda Tuhus file photo
Sen. Majority Leader Martin Looney (Melinda Tuhus file photo)

The latest budget battle at the state Capitol has morphed from a debate over taxes to a tempest over the ghost of Joseph McCarthy.

New Haven State Sen. Marty Looney (pictured) is livid over a comment from Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s spokesman linking him and fellow Democrats to the Communist Party.

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