Deficit Reduction http://wamc.org en Comptroller: Conn. Faces $40 Million Deficit http://wamc.org/post/comptroller-conn-faces-40-million-deficit <p></p><p>Connecticut's comptroller says the state is on track to end the fiscal year with a budget deficit of $40 million.</p><p>The estimate released Wednesday by Comptroller Kevin Lembo reflects cuts that were made last month after officials revealed a $365 million deficit in the current $20 billion state budget.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 54947 at http://wamc.org Comptroller: Conn. Faces $40 Million Deficit Vermont U.S. Senator Sanders Says No Social Security Cuts http://wamc.org/post/vermont-us-senator-sanders-says-no-social-security-cuts <p>Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says cuts to Social Security should not be a part of any deficit reduction package used to avoid what's being called the looming "fiscal cliff" of automatic spending cuts and tax increases slated to take effect January first.<br><br>Sanders is a member of the Senate Budget Committee. He renewed his calls Monday for the wealthy to pay their fair share toward deficit reduction.<br> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51857 at http://wamc.org Vermont U.S. Senator Sanders Says No Social Security Cuts