If Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is unable to get the $1 billion in labor concessions he needs to balance the budget he will be turning to cities and towns to make up the difference. Local officials will be at the Capitol today to oppose the proposal which was released Tuesday. It’s likely they will also begin putting some pressure on public employee unions to agree to what is likely to be wage and benefit reductions.
“The so-called contingency budget released by the Malloy Administration today would result in devastating municipal service cuts and massive layoffs of municipal employees and teachers,” said Jim Finley, CCM Executive Director and CEO. “This budget option shows why Governor Malloy’s proposed state budget is the right one for towns and cities and their property taxpayers . The Doomsday budget option also underscores what is at stake in negotiations with the state employee unions.”
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