This is why we should have debates, not toothless forums, where candidates aren’t forced to respond to hard questions.
Floren, who became a state representative in 2000, bemoaned the trajectory of the state budget, which she said since 1990 has grown from $6 billion to $18 billion [in inflation=adjusted dollars! Ed] even though the state population has remained “flat” during that period.
Mahoney said he wants to understand how in the past 20 years the number of state employees went from 30,000 to 55,000 — making the state the No. 1 employer in Connecticut.
Several of my Demmerkrat friends, including Fudrucker, claim that the way to control the budget is to elect more Demmerkrtas from Greenwich, who will bring fiscal responsibility to Hartford. That not only sounds counterintuitive, I think it’s nuts.