When releasing the painful list of services and program cuts, in addition to the layoffs announced Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman issued a joint statement saying they will do their best to mitigate the impact.
“The plan we are submitting today to the Legislature contains a lot of painful spending cuts. Coupled with the list of layoffs we released yesterday, we are entirely aware of the impact this plan will have on the lives of thousands of our fellow state employees and their families, and people across Connecticut who have become used to a certain level of services provided by state government. We will do our best to mitigate that impact,” Malloy and Wyman said. “To reiterate: we don’t like most of what’s in here, either. But we would remind everyone that if the Legislature would like to remove a cut we’ve made from the budget, they have to replace it with another cut of the same value, and there aren’t a lot of good options out there. To be clear on another point: we will not support an increase in revenue beyond what’s already been agreed to.”
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