Plans proposed by the Republicans and the Malloy administration were supposed remain private but were leaked.
Report by Paula Antolini
November 14, 2015 7:17AM EDT
Details Leaked About Budget Negotiations Between Republicans, Democrats, and Malloy Administration
Plans proposed by the Republicans and the Malloy administration were supposed remain private but were leaked to the CT Mirror, CT NewsJunkie reports. Spokesmen from the Malloy administration and Republican legislative spokesmen say leak did not come from them.
After an FOI request for the documents was filed by CTNewsJunkie, the Malloy administration released their 36-page plan for spending cuts.
Malloy’s proposal includes the following:
• cuts to labor programs and museums;
• cuts to mental health grants and substance abuse treatment services;
• a 5 percent reduction in various Education Department accounts;
• additional cuts for state colleges and the University of Connecticut, and;
• an additional $16.5 million recession of funding that had been originally set aside for hospitals.
The Republican Proposal reduces spending by approximately $370 million, said Republican officials, but they declined to say exactly where they planned to cut. Malloy’s proposal is for about $330 million in reductions. This proposal would order the closure of the State Police Barracks in Bethany, two courthouses in Bristol and Meriden, and the Enfield Correctional Institution.