As of September 8, Connecticut will finally have a budget in place for the 2010 fiscal year that began July 1. Governor Rell announced yesterday afternoon that she will allow the Democrat authored budget to become law without her signature. She will, however, veto $8.3 million worth of spending.
Connecticut had been one of only two states without a budget for the 2010 fiscal year. Disagreements over the last seven months between the Democratic majority and Governor Rell lead to the longest budget battle in state history.