Just to prove the Governor isn’t the only lawmaker in Hartford who tosses out a big, new idea as part of budget talks, then changes her mind…
As previously mentioned on this blog, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who in May called Keno gaming a “much-needed revenue stream for our state” quietly backed off of the proposal earlier this week.
During a conversation about Keno with House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden this afternoon, I asked him about one of his party’s dramatic budget ideas – the dissolution of the Department of Motor Vehicles proposed in late July.
“We haven’t talked about that in a while,” Donovan said.
Donovan suggested I talk to Democrats in the Senate.
“I think everything’s still on the table, but it’s probably not ‘Topic A’,” Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said.