Deficit Reduction

New England News
10:00 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Comptroller: Conn. Faces $40 Million Deficit

Connecticut's comptroller says the state is on track to end the fiscal year with a budget deficit of $40 million.

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.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Vermont U.S. Senator Sanders Says No Social Security Cuts

Senator Bernie Sanders

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.

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.

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