A local lawmaker is critical of his colleagues when it comes to a plan to balance the state's books. A $19.9 billion spending plan has cleared the Connecticut legislature's budget-writing committee, despite being based on January revenue estimates when Connecticut's deficit was $570 million. It's now at least $900 million.
Danbury State Senator Mike McLachlan says they have to stop kicking the can down the road. The problem is on the table, and he says they should fix it all now.
McLachlan says Connecticut must live within its means, a lesson learned in middle school. He says somehow those lessons are forgotten when they become elected officials.