State legislative leaders are aiming for a special session the second week in September to vote on a budget, which has yet to be drafted and released to rank-and-file members. Some lawmakers have been talking about structural changes that are needed for how Connecticut government does business. One of those lawmakers is New Milford Senator Craig Miner.
Miner says his colleagues only have to look at tax revenue to see that changes are needed. He also pointed to automobile sales, which were off 10-percent from 2015 to 2016 and continued on that trend in 2017. The sales tax implications in that one issue was over $70 million last year.
He was also critical of a recently approved union concession agreement, which lasts for a decade. Miner says the General Assembly needs the ability to completely reorganize state government.