Weicker’s initial budget sought $836 million in tax increases, proposed borrowing $707 million to be repaid over three years, and cut spending $1.125 billion, including about $400 million in state employee contracts. Weicker also proposed laying off 1,100 employees.
Malloy’s budget seeks $1.5 billion in tax increases, no borrowing, and about $1.76 billion in spending cuts, including $1 billion in state employee concessions.
Roy Occhiogrosso, Malloy’s senior communications adviser, said earlier this week that Malloy read all 20 budget speeches dating back to Weicker’s 1991 speech to the legislature.
Read both and tell us what you think. CTNewsjunkie came across Weicker’s 1991 budget and speech while cleaning out the desks in the state Capitol press room.