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As (CT) concessions face defeat, unions and administration react cautiously
CT Mirror ^

Posted on 06/22/2011 2:50:15 PM PDT by matt04

On the eve of a vote that is expected to kill a tentative union concession plan, a top adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the administration might be open to a reconsideration of the deal by bargaining units that voted it down, but won't offer new terms.

Union spokesmen called the question of reconsideration premature while some bargaining units are still voting.

Malloy's senior adviser, Roy Occhiogrosso, said the governor remains adamant that the tentative deal will not be renegotiated. However, he said the administration might be willing to clarify the terms of the agreement now on the table.

"Clarifying and renegotiating are two different things," he said.

If the agreement is rejected, the governor will submit a plan to the General Assembly to close a $1.6 billion gap that would left in the $40 billion biennial budget that takes effect July 1, he said.

"Spending cuts, layoffs, cuts in municipal aid, those are all options," Occhiogrosso said. "The only thing that's not an option is a tax increase beyond what's already been agreed to."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: afscme; budget; malloy; unions
Oh oh. Now what Dannel?
1 posted on 06/22/2011 2:50:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

I guess they could do like Greece and riot until they get what they want.

And in the end still have the same issue, but with less assets since they destroyed it all. So they get to riot again when they need to revisit the topic. Eventually there won’t be anything left to destroy.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 3:01:35 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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