Sept. 11, 2017 -- The state legislature is expected to convene this week to close a $3.5 billion budget gap.
It's time to remind lawmakers to pass a fair share budget that asks for sacrifice from all.
Unfortunately, lawmakers are considering some bad ideas, like further curtailing collective bargaining rights; slashing aid to cities and towns; and cutting vital services.
Connecticut state employees stepped up and agreed to $1.57 billion in wage and benefit concessions to help reduce the deficit to its current $3.5 billion.
Municipal employees have been agreeing to concessions in every city and town. So have private sector union workers.
Why aren't the rich and big corporations being asked to sacrifice?
Please reach out to your legislators and urge them to pass a fair share budget.