HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t give any ground Monday when asked about Democratic criticism of his mid-September emergency budget cuts.
Democratic lawmakers have blasted Malloy’s decision to reduce Medicaid payments to hospitals and funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment, homeless shelters, and residential and day supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“I think it’s time that we sit together with the governor and talk about what’s appropriate to be cut here,” Rep. Cathy Abercrombie (D-Meriden) said last week. “These rescissions are not appropriate and many of my colleagues are saying the same thing.”
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