Governor Announces Almost $14 Million in Budget Cuts

The governor has announced cuts from 20 departments.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced millions of dollars in new budget cuts to help deal with a projected deficit.

The cuts will affect 20 departments, including $5.8 million for the Office of Early Childhood, $2 million in cuts for the University of Connecticut, $1.5 million for the Board of Regents, $1 million for the University of Connecticut Heath Center and more.

The governor said he is not requesting similar cuts to the legislative and judicial budgets and is not asking for voluntary cuts to the elections, ethics or freedom of information commissions.

“As we have assured CT residents, we will make the difficult but necessary decisions to keep our budget in balance. That said, the April tax receipts will determine whether further action is needed,” Office of Policy and Management Benjamin Barnes said in a statement.

In all, there have been $99.9 million in recisions. Following are the $13,731,331 in cuts Malloy announced on Wednesday.

Following is the list:

Agricultural Experiment Station

  • Personal Services $225,000

Board of Regents

  • Charter Oak State College $25,886
  • Regional Community - Technical Colleges $500,000
  • Connecticut State University $1 million

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

  • Personal Services $80,000

Connecticut State Library

  • Personal Services $42,627

Dept. of Administrative Services

  • Workers' Compensation Claims $400,000

Dept. of Developmental Services

  • Personal Services $200,000
  • Autism Services $131,876
  • Supplemental Payments for Medical Services $93,905

Dept. of Economic and Community Development

  • Personal Services $225,000
  • Capitol Region Development Authority $100,000
  • Amistad Vessel $17,988

Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection

  • Personal Services $250,000
  • Environmental Quality $247,768

Dept. of Labor

  • Jobs First Employment Services $200,000
  • Intensive Support Services $11,200

Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • Jail Diversion $38,151
  • Prison Overcrowding $56,745
  • Persistent Violent Felony Offenders Act $5,739
  • Employment Opportunities $89,441

Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

  • Personal Services $20,000
  • Educ Aid Blind/Visually Handicap Child $50,000
  • Employment Opportunities $20,000

Dept. of Revenue Services

  • Other Expenses $346,463

Dept. of Social Services

  • Personal Services $300,000

Dept. of Veterans' Affairs

  • Personal Services $150,000

Office of Early Childhood

  • Child Care Services-TANF/CCDBG $5,835,882

Office of Higher Education

  • Personal Services $11,647

Office of Policy and Management

  • Project Longevity $26,250
  • Focus Deterrence $23,750

Office of Protection and Advocacy

  • Personal Services $2,000
  • Other Expenses $4,013

University of Connecticut

  • Operating Expenses $2 million

University of Connecticut Health Center

  • Operating Expenses $1 million
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