WINSTED—Residents hungry for information about the state’s budget woes will get an opportunity to learn more about Connecticut’s fiscal crisis during a forum organized by Rep. John Rigby.
State legislators this session have considered multiple budget deficit mitigation proposals from Gov. M. Jodi Rell designed to cover a current-year shortfall, though the Capitol’s majority has yet to follow through on bipartisan plans to close the gap. Even worse, analysts say the state faces a future deficit that approaches $8 billion.
These will be topics that Rigby, a Republican from Colebrook, will discuss at his fiscal-themed presentation April 23 at The Gilbert School. The two-hour session begins at 7 p.m.
At this forum Rigby will do his best to explain how Connecticut ended up in such poor financial shape and share ideas for easing the state’s budget woes.
Other topics Rigby plans to discuss are Connecticut’s mounting debt and substantial growth to state government over the last few years. He urges residents to bring their questions, comments and ideas to the budget road show.
For information about the forum, call 800-842-1423.