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Opinion: Pick your poison on budget plans

Susan Bigelow
Susan Bigelow

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.

Republicans at the Capitol have offered their own counterpoint to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s initial plan for the current budget deficit, but it’s not any easier to swallow. Are there any good choices out there anymore? And if not, where do we go from here?

Once again we’re running a deficit, and we’ve long since run out of cheap and easy ways to fix it. At the beginning of March, Gov. Malloy said he would lay off a portion of the state’s workforce before June as part of a plan to fill that gap, while also asking legislative leaders to make their own suggestions within the week. Republicans unveiled their plan last Tuesday. Democrats, at this time of this writing, are still working — their plan was delayed until at least Friday.

So let’s examine the GOP’s ideas.

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