Commissions Fight to Survive

To close the state's budget gap Gov. M. Jodi Rell is proposing closing six commissions.

Representatives from several of them will testify before the legislature's appropriations committee Wednesday in hopes of saving the agencies from elimination.

The commissions specialize in issues affecting black residents, women, children, senior citizens, residents of Puerto Rican descent and those of Asian-Pacific American descent.

Rell is proposing existing state agencies to absorb the commissions' duties.

Rell proposed eliminating:

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