The state’s budget was supposed to be put to bed by now.
Well, technically, it was supposed to be in place by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.
But it was, once and for all, supposed to be done BY TODAY.
You see, even though the legislature’s Democratic-majority passed a two year budget on Sept. 1, the General Assembly reconvened Wednesday and Thursday to pass a variety of “implementer” bills which spell-out all the details.
Legislators passed some of the implementers, but Democrats, the Republican minority and Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell remain at odds over several others.
Oh, and Rell today said she would veto one of the implementers that increased Department of Motor Vehicles’ fees, so it’s back to the drawing board on that piece.
But here’s the real kicker.
Democrats have yet to schedule a day next week to return to polish off the budget and Rell’s office late this afternoon announced she will be on “a family vacation” from Sunday until next Saturday.