More On The State Constitutional Spending Cap

Kudos to the MetroHartford Alliance for organizing a terrific panel discussion last Tuesday on issues concerning the state’s constitutional spending cap, a subject about which I’ve blogged in the past.  UConn law school hosted the event.  Panelists included: Attorney General George Jepsen; Richard Balducci (Former Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives); attorney Wes Horton (an expert on the state constitution); Keith Phaneuf (budget report for The Connecticut Mirror); and Spencer Cain (President, Cain Associates, LLC and a former top dog in the Office of Fiscal Analysis).

I thought the event was remarkable for the candor of all the panelists, but particularly Richard Balducci, who explained the politics behind the adoption of the spending cap.  Click here to watch CT-N’s video of the program.  And click here for a collection of links to documents and other resources that MetroHartford Alliance has assembled on the issue.



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