To close a projected deficit of more than $50 million for the budget year that ends June 30, Governor Dan Malloy announced cuts on Thursday that impacted social services as well as tourism including the Discovery Museum and Beardsley Zoo. More from Ken Dixon, CT Post:
Bridgeport’s Discovery Museum loses $18,000, Norwalk’s Maritime Center will see a $27,747 cut and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport will be cut $18,676, according to the list released late in the afternoon.
In reaction, state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, co-chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said she looked forward to helping the governor tackle the state’s financial problems.
“What I’m most interested in hearing about is whether any of these rescissions to health care affect mental health treatment, especially for children,” Bye said in a statement.
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