Connecticut Gov. Signs Exec. Order Taking Over Spending After State Fails To Pass Budget

Tyler Durden's picture

With Maine looking like it will be the first state to shut down heading into the new fiscal year on Saturday morning and perhaps beating Illinois to the punch, moments ago Connecticut, as previewed last night, will also enter the new fiscal year without a budget, inviting rating agencies to downgrade it to Illinois' "barely junk" rating or perhaps making CT the first US junk-rated state.

Lawmakers and the governor had been unable to reach an agreement on a two-year budget that will cover a projected $5 billion deficit for months, and not even the threat of the new year prompted them to move as we expected.

Meanwhile, Governor Malloy signed an executive order taking over the state's spending authority which will cut most services but at least keeps the government open. From Reuters:


As a result of the failure to pass a budget, AP reports that nonprofit social service agencies that rely on state funds are preparing for deep cuts. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who wanted the General Assembly to at least pass a proposed three-month mini-budget, is expected to reluctantly sign an executive order that maintains only essential state services.

Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a version of the state budget on Friday, forcing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who wanted the General Assembly to at least pass a proposed three-month mini-budget, to sign an executive order to take control of state spending, according to the Associated Press.

Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, says agencies that help people struggling with mental illness to domestic violence are planning to lay-off staff and close programs.

The failure is the latest blemish on Malloy's record. The two-term governor has said he will not seek a third term when is current one is up at the end of 2018.

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montresor's picture

Mallory goes full Robert Mugabe..

ShrNfr's picture

Could be worse, he could always go full Madigan.

Pure Evil's picture

Thankfully, even the two of those put together couldn't surpass Obama.

CheapBastard's picture

Unlimited free shit has consequences.

weburke's picture

Sold the home 2 years ago seeing this.
Can't blame the poor, this was management.

playit's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

chubbar's picture

The "junk" rating label should be pinned on the legislature and leadership. Maybe that would wake the idiots up that vote for these morons.

detached.amusement's picture

the 12% or so that vote for 'em are gov workers, nobody else votes for these fuckfaces here.  the rest is all electoral fraud, which is exactly how Malloy got into office - see shorted # of ballots for bridgeport in what, '10 when he "was voted in"....motherfucker won by about 2000 votes.....and that's after having counted the bags of 15,000+ votes they found after the election.


"we've been doing this for 50 years"....Connecticut is at the forefront of the globalist experiment in the USA.

adanata's picture

Fed central planning to benefit the BIS/central banks, ZIRP/NIRP, bloated bottomless government money pit and trillions in taxes for MOAR war... bleeding us all dry. Go long marijuana.

Bigly's picture

Cut ALL programs and expenditures except police fire garbage and roads. DMV should be automated. Crack whores can die off this winter.  Non-profits need to go beg private individuals or businesses for funding...or close doors.

Lastly, TAX CHURCHES for property tax.  


Edit: layoff 40% of state overhead minimally. And if furloughed NO BACK PAY TO BE PAID if brought back....

Tell unions 50% or take their chances on pensions once bankrupt. They will be lucky to get 20%.



HRH Feant2's picture

I agree. I have been saying that churches should be taxed for ages. Screw this non-profit bullhsit. It is all a scam.

If churches want to save freezing people, fine. Do it on their own dime.

As far as state pensions? Folks will be lucky to get .10 on the dollar let alone .20. Finally met someone more optimistic than myself. Damn.

MK13's picture

Heck, lets reveal the truth about churches - aside from pedophile scandal that envelopes all of Roman Catholic power strnucture - churches have been used to bring third world filth in name of 'genetosity'for decafes, Bush jr didn't invent this, he just made perfected the crooked system.

vollderlerby's picture

CT residents pay for weekly garbage pickup, that is alreadz cut.  At least in Fairfield county.  Roads are not being maintained anyway.  Had my car fixed twice thanks to potholes on I 95 the size of craters.  As soon as you cross in NY state on I95, no problem.  Police: If you dont pay for the cops benevolence thing and you get pulled over, you get buttfucked.  Fire department still works, but that is about it.

DMV: We drive about an hour to a DMV in a different county because the piece of shit DMV in Fairfield County is run by a bunch of niggers who can't get anything right. They fucked up all three car registration I've done there over the years.  Stopped going there.  Fucking hellhole.

Best way to save money right away is to free the pot heads and cut down the prison system to something like the rest of the civilized world uses.

Bigly's picture

Everything that you can do at AAA... do it. I renew my license there.

Fwiw, the Enfield DMV seems the best of the lot. That is not saying much however.

detached.amusement's picture

that's been a town by town thing for pretty much my entire life, you either pay for it in town taxes, or you pay for it yourself.  I have a 96 gallon, cuz I fkn wanted one.

Janet smeller's picture

If they start to tax the churches, shit will get real. Look up the "Vatican/mosscow treaty". It's something along those lines. The church is very corrupt, but it still holds the Truth which they are afraid of. The hierarchy is silencencing good priests (look up father feeney. Very well documented what happened) for the purpose of fullfilling back door agreements with the state. The church will not criticize modernism, communism, liberalism, etc and the church is allowed to run tax exempt among other things. There are strings attached to being non-profit that if removed, would result in the hierarchy allowing its priests to preach true doctrine and morality amongst other things including criticizing the state (for all their "ungodliness" to put it lightly.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Hmm,  Dan Malloy, one of the architects of the Sandy Hoax cover up. ...but Im sure he means well this time.  

Village-idiot's picture

And the idiots will vote for another Democrat!

The central planners's picture

Like republicans are any different lol

silverer's picture

Republicans suck. Your first time on ZH?

The central planners's picture

It seems that i did not express myself well. Btw i agree with you

froze25's picture

Lots of Limousine Liberals in Conn. Along with the Bridgeport Tribe of Dindues.

Archive_file's picture

Are there a lot Jews in Connecticut? After all, it's not that far from NYC.

waspwench's picture

The science is NOT proven.

Cman5000's picture

Probably not the next election.Connecticut is a mess thanks to this current clown. Dems will reap the whirlwind in 2018 and 2020. Even Liberal east coast states will go down in this coming wave. This is how bad it is in Connecticut a friend of mine is a retired state worker the state wants to add an extra tax if you live outside the state while collecting your pension.

The central planners's picture

And the pretend shit-show continues... dont miss out the next episodes

Seasmoke's picture

The fireworks are starting early !!!! Cherry bomb every public parasite. Happy 4th of July !!!

serotonindumptruck's picture

I can recall a cheap little Class C firework that I used to buy at the fireworks stand when I was a kid.

It was called Cascade, and it was a larger version of the "Jumping Jack", which spun in place and hopped all over the place while it sprayed multi-colored sparks everywhere. You certainly wanted to stand back and keep your bag of fireworks away from that puppy.

The Cascade firework is a good metaphor for the bankrupt States in the US, and hopefully it will ignite other States to produce a "Cascade Effect" with the general insolvency and bankrupt pension plans that are becoming quite evident.

RICKYBIRD's picture

In CT the deadbeats always get their free cash first; since 2011 CT has shelled out about $600 million in cash in the new "Earned Income Tax Credit" for low income/no income tax filers. CT Sen. Martin Looney (D-New Haven), President of the CT Senate, was the Senate sponsor of it, saying later that "It's a good thing. It puts money into the economy". This is what passes for fiscal profundity in CT.

carlinhos1988's picture

nonprofit bastards will get hurt :(

skunzie's picture

Lay off all the janitors.  Yeah, that's the ticket.  They should now have a balanced budget.  Move along, nothing to see here.  Happy Independence Day everyone!

silverer's picture

The first thing on the list to spend money on is an extravagant seafood dinner for everyone while they think about the budget issue.

Chippewa Partners's picture

Democrat in control of spending?   That won't end well.

didthatreallyhappen's picture


adanata's picture

They're not "liberals"; they only think they are. In reality they are fascist socialist zombie minions of the global central banks. There is a high probability they will not figure this out in their lifetime...

ipso_facto's picture

Where in Connecticut's constitution does it say the Governor can assum the powers of the legislature?

Stormtrooper's picture

Where in the US Constitution does it say that the President has the power to declare sweeping executive orders?  The apathetic citizens allow it and the government continues to declare itself more powers.

Falcon49's picture

The executive orders can only apply to the policy and procedures of those agencies and departments that are part of the executive branch....which is legal.  When they actually attempt to create law or attempt to change law; that is were we run into only the legislative branch can create laws that the president signs into law or not...which in that case would be subject to an override by congress.  The problem with current use of executive orders is the use of them to assume powers not delegated to the executive branch by the Constitution.....but, that seems to be a common theme throughout most of government...from local, state, and Fed.

AKKadian's picture

All the commie states are bankrupt. Storming the States Bastille buildings come next. The treason of the Keynesian Collective will not continue. Drunk on debt, dead on the slap.!!!  

I woke up's picture

And yet the market stays levitated....

dirty fingernails's picture

It's gonna be one hell of a summer!

Ricki13th's picture

Don't worry everything is fine! The economy is great, economic confidence are at all time highs, stock market are near all time highs. So go spend your hard earned money and eat lots of barbecue and enjoy the fireworks this fourth of July.

Mini-Me's picture

Spending other people's money while enjoying complete immunity from adverse consequences is a recipe for bankruptcy.

pizdowitz's picture

A big AttaBoy!

Starve the Commie fukkers!

echoes's picture

"Constitution State" it reads on tags. How Orwellian...

TPaineChronicle's picture

Paul Krugman has been especially silent these days that all these borrow, spend and tax states are imploding. 


ipso_facto's picture

'Paul Krugman has been especially silent these days that all these borrow, spend and tax states are imploding. '

He's probably in some offshore palatial hide-away, counting his money, and laughing.

MrBoompi's picture

Gov Malloy should just extort the $5 billion from DHS by threatening to spill the beans on Sandy Hook.