A “shout out” and thanks to Keith Burris, the editor of the Journal Inquirer, for adding his voice to the call for Governor Malloy to reveal his “secret” plan to get $2 billion in concessions from Connecticut’s state employees.
The Middletown Press ran Burris’ piece here - Time for Malloy to come clean
On the issue of the Governor’s proposed solution to Connecticut’s fiscal crisis and his plan to balance the budget with $2 billion in employee concessions, Burris points out that “there is one massive gap in the governor’s mathematic and political reasoning…We still do not know where Malloy expects the state employees to make their sacrifices. Where, exactly, will the billion a year come from?”
Malloy has repeatedly talked about shared sacrifice and transparency in government and Burris successfully calls Malloy to task when he writes “The time has come for the governor to reveal to us what he has proposed to the unions. In fairness to state workers and in fairness to the taxpayers, tell us what the plan is.”
Governor Malloy’s budget does rely on $2 billion is employee savings.
Malloy’s advisor and spokesman has even gone so far as to say that they have a plan to achieve that number but they will not reveal it.
Burris’ response to Malloy’s secret plan is absolutely correct.
“Tell us what you are proposing to the unions, Governor. Put your cards on the table. The public has a right to know. It will only help your credibility and your bargaining position to reveal what is behind that curtain.”
Hopefully others will pick up the call as well. It’s time for Malloy to “come clean” on his secret plan.