Martin M Looney

Facing Big Deficit, Malloy Calls for Cuts, Concessions, Pension Reform and New Formula for Funding Public Schools

Facing Big Deficit, Malloy Calls for Cuts, Concessions, Pension Reform and New Formula for Funding Public Schools

With the most closely divided legislature in more than 50 years, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued a plea for bipartisanship during the opening day of the legislative session Wednesday as the state faces potentially painful budget cuts and the promise of a new formula to fund public schools.

With a quick "let's get to work," Malloy's State of the State address foreshadowed smaller government, reduced and "more equitable" aid to municipalities and a business climate that emphasizes "predictability." He also told lawmakers the government should play "a more active role" in helping poor cities.

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