HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is ordering $33 million in immediate cuts, among other steps, to balance Connecticut’s current budget without having to borrow money.
The fiscal year ends June 30 with a projected $389 million deficit.
The Democrat said Wednesday in a letter to legislative leaders that “aggressive steps” are needed to ensure this year’s budget ends in balance. His plan reduces programs throughout state government and spends the state’s entire $235 budget reserve fund.
It also seeks legislative approval to sweep revenue from dozens of state accounts and take other actions, such as not paying cities and towns over $19 million in June from the state’s share of slot machine revenue at the two tribal casinos.
Malloy also proposed cuts to the judicial and legislative branches of government.