It’s no secret that our country has seen a surge in political awareness and activism after the last election, and we’ve been getting reference questions about how to get more involved on national, state, and local issues. Some of the biggest rumblings lately deal with Governor Dannel Malloy’s state budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which is under review right now and contains millions of dollars’ worth of cuts for many municipalities, local and state agencies, and state-funded programs. If you’d like to get informed and take some action on the proposed budget, read on!
- Governor Malloy’s Legislative Proposals – Including FY 2018-2019 proposed documents and press releases.
- CT News Junkie: State Budget – All recent articles on the budget, in reverse chronological order, written by CT News Junkie staff.
- CT Mirror: Connecticut state budget – All recent articles, in reverse chronological order, tagged as concerning the proposed budget written by CT Mirror staff.
- Hartford Courant: State Budget – Articles from the Hartford Courant newspaper dealing with the state budget. Note that these articles appear by relevance to the search terms “state budget,” and not by the date they were published.
If you only have time to read one article on the new budget, though, the CT Mirror wrote an informative overview last month that hits some of the big parts of the budget.
- Find Your Legislators – Type your street address into this tool to find all your local representatives.
- Connecticut General Assembly Appropriations Committee Members – An alphabetical list of senators and representatives who are reviewing the proposed budget, with links to their contact information.
- CT Places Coalition – If the humanities, libraries, history and preservation are your thing, #CTPlaces provides avenues for you to have your voice heard.