Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., D-12th, wants sanity brought to the Connecticut budget voting process. Rather than vote on the state budget at the last minute – the son of the Massachusetts liberal lion, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy – he says lawmakers should have 48 hours to review the budget before they vote.
“The budget is voted on not just on the last day of the session but in the final minutes. Wherever I go people ask me, ‘Why is it that the most important and significant document that you vote on as state legislators, why does that vote come in the final minutes of the final day?'” Kennedy told the Branford Eagle.
The budget arrives under an emergency certification, a designation which should be changed, Kennedy stated.