To the Editor:
We have a serious deficit in the state budget. I would like the state assembly and state senate, before they start looking for "new revenue" to make up the deficit, to start looking at what the state is spending, and ask “WHY?”
In that vein, I have some questions about the state budget: the state website, Connecticut Transparency, has a very nice, searchable database of the state budget. In exploring this site, I’ve found some expenditures that really don’t make sense to me. I’d like my senators and representatives to check out and get some justification for these expenditures.
- Teachers’ Retirement Board has a line item for $26 million for Clothing and Footwear. There is no explanation or detail. Why is the Teachers’ Retirement Board buying clothing and shoes?
- State Comptroller has a line item for Other Statewide Payments, Gross Proceeds for $3 million, with no detail. Where is this money going?
Ken McClellan, Middletown Republican Town Committee Chair