Connecticut continues to have no consensus on a tax and spending plan. New Milford Senator Craig Miner says the process didn't begin a month ago, but one that's been going on for months.
He acknowledged that the budget vetoed by the Governor wasn't perfect. But he says that's because the deficit is a big one, and continues to grow. Miner says a floor from which lawmakers could move forward was needed.
Miner says they intended not to have a ripple effect of a significant change at the state level become an uncontrollable problem at the municipal level. He says there will have to be small changes made to organized labor and teacher pensions.