Malloy and Wyman

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, seen with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman during storm preparations in late October, has said he intends no tax increases to make up the state's budget shortfall. (Michael McAndrews / Hartford Courant / November 15, 2012)

This week the state got hit with bad budget news: A higher-than-anticipated $365 million shortfall in the current budget and a $1.18 billion deficit for the fiscal year that begins next July 1. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he doesn’t intend to raise taxes, since taxpayers have already sacrificed. Can he keep that promise? Can he and the legislature cut enough from state spending to close the budget gap? Will they? What’s your view?


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