The House Democratic caucus was successful in getting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to take the $54 million in municipal aid cuts off the table in exchange for another 1,000 state employee layoffs.
“They know there are a very limited number of ways to make up that cut and they were told it would come in state employee layoffs,” Roy Occhiogrosso, Malloy’s senior communications adviser said.
Jim Finley, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, who lobbied against the municipal aid cuts, said he appreciated the decision not to cut municipal aid and was especially thankful to the House Democratic caucus.
Don't hold your breath on Boughton thanking the Democratic caucus at the General Assembly any time soon...