The Hartford Courant is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory [Sept. 16, courant.com, Time For The Legislature To Get It Together].
This paper’s criticism of the bipartisan state budget moderate Democrats joined Republicans to pass contained multiple mischaracterizations.
Republicans crafted a budget that, unlike the one proposed by Democrat leaders, includes the ideas of moderate Democrats, structural changes and protection of core services.
This budget does provide a solution to education funding inequities. It boosts funding and recommends a new formula that increases aid to poor towns with growing populations and decreases funding over time to...