Coutesy of the DEP web site

Remember when the General Assembly took the money from the “Preserve the Sound” license plate and swept it into the General Fund in order to help mitigate the $8.56 billion budget deficit?

Well, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal told legislative leaders Thursday that they can’t do that.

In this letter Blumenthal said the legislature can’t take the money deposited into the Long Island Sound account prior to the Oct. 1 effective date. He said taking the funds “would be illegal.”