One of the key parts of Governor Malloy’s budget proposal calls for $2,000,000,000 in concessions from state workers. Some union workers have said it will never happen. Economist Fred Carstensen doubts it also, telling the Stamford Advocate’s Brian Lockhart there is no strategy to get it done. However, during a taping of “Face the State,” Senate President Don Williams said it will get done. Republican State Representative Themis Klarides was far less optimistic, arguing while the concessions should go through, she doesn’t think Democrats will let it happen.
Klarides and Williams also debated taxes, cuts, jobs, energy, tolls, and Sunday liquor store openings.
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