I vehemently disagree with the state Office of Policy and Management’s (OPM) recent position that the governor has the authority to rescind budgeted funding from the state’s three watchdog agencies.
The last few weeks of session are hectic. Two weeks to go and a lot on our plates.
The Appropriations Committee is proposing a FY 2017 General Fund budget of $18,141,684,330 ($18.1 billion), which is $569.4 million LESS than the $18.7 billion FY 2017 General Fund budget that was approved just last June.
I joined Senator Martin M Looney, State Representative Robyn Porter and friends from New Haven to highlight a bill that encourages Yale to spend income from its endowment to support local education, financial aid and economic growth.