From what I’ve heard, tomorrow (Thursday) some of the state’s employee unions are going to release the results of a recent poll asking taxpayers how they feel about “slashing” public services to address the budget deficits.
The unions are fighting anticipated cuts by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who has promised to unveil a painful budget on Feb. 4 that will likely also suggest consolidations, early retirements and perhaps layoffs.
Since the unions are releasing the poll results, I’m sure the data is in their favor.
But it will be interesting to see if the pollsters asked whether state residents are willing to pay higher taxes to avoid cuts in services.