Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.
If the speech is anything to go by, we’re in for yet another year of painful budget cuts, agency “modernizations” that will hopefully go better than the DMV computer fiasco, and bitter negotiations with public sector unions about concessions, benefits, and pensions.
I give Malloy credit, though, he did try to frame the loathsome, fire-breathing budget dragon the legislature attempts to wrestle with every year as something that could be tamed with some hard decisions and sacrifice.
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