Conn. Gov. Holds Court on Budget

Piazza, Johanna
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/19/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31660, p2
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John Rowland, Governor of Connecticut, brought the budget home with him on June 18, 2003 as he invited legislative leaders to a meeting at the governor's mansion in Hartford. The legislature's Republican and Democratic leaders, as well as the heads of the appropriations and finance committees, were in attendance. According to spokeswoman Michele Sullivan, stagnation on the budget front led Rowland to call the meeting. If there is no budget by the start of July, the legislature will need to pass resolutions every two weeks to continue to do the state's business without a budget. Last week the governor issued his second veto on a $27.7 billion biennial budget passed by the legislature, citing profligate spending and irresponsible tax increases.


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