Proposed Federal Budget Process Changes Bode Ill for Connecticut

Back • Publication Date: August 16th, 2006

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Under the guise of “improving” budget processes, Congressional leaders in both the House and Senate are promoting new laws that will negatively affect all of us in Connecticut. Although the proposals appear to be far removed from our everyday lives, in fact their impact will be felt in education, healthcare, public health, the environment and other areas. This brief outlines the impact of federal proposals to create a line item veto and statutory caps on discretionary spending.