State Calling on Penny-Pinchers

Help Connecticut Save Big Bucks

If you know how to pinch the pennies, the state is hoping some of your cost-cutting ways can help Connecticut save $300 million from the current budget.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office set up an online budget forum for taxpayers to submit ideas.  Here are just a few:

  • Sell excess state property
  • Freeze state salaries
  • Force towns to plow snow off state road
  • Reinstating highway tolls
  • Allowing Sunday liquor sales
  • Double alcohol sales tax

Rell said Connecticut could face a nearly $6 billion in deficit in the next two fiscal years unless spending is cut.  Several hundred ideas have been submitted so far.

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