Suzanne Bates is the policy director for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. She lives in South Windsor with her family. Follow her on Twitter @suzebates.
For 23 years, Connecticut’s legislators have ignored the will of the voters by not fully implementing the state’s constitutional spending cap.
Because lawmakers have not defined certain terms set out in the constitutional amendment that was approved by voters in 1992, the state’s Attorney General George Jepsen said this week in a legal opinion that it is not binding.
That’s right — for more than two decades the legislature has refused to do its job and vote on the definitions for the spending cap, so they don’t have to follow it if they don’t want to.
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