A local lawmaker sees some movement on budget negotiations. When the General Assembly-approved budget was compared to the proposal from majority Democrats, the revenue numbers were the same. Both plans estimated the same amount of money the state would take in over the next two years.
Brookfield Representative Steve Harding says there's a difference of opinion on where to spend that money and how it's raised. But he says they could act just on a revenue plan so that Governor Malloy has more revenue to operate with than he currently does.
But Harding says the problem is if the revenue is left without spending direction, Malloy may not send it to school districts like Brookfield and Bethel. He says there needs to be a package passed where funding to municipalities is clear and out of the Governor's hands.