Friday, June 01, 2007

Rest up for the mad dash...

Saturday should be a rather nice day weather-wise, and one to enjoy before the political activity hits high gear on Sunday.

The eight Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination gather in New Hampshire for a nationally televised debate on CNN beginning at 7 p.m. More on that in my Sunday column in the Norwich Bulletin.

Do you plan to watch? Did you watch? What did you think?

On Monday, the clock at the state Capitol hits the 72 hour mark. That's what will be left to finish up this year's business before the session comes to a close at midnight Wednesday. We still have no budget deal.

Also on Monday, Congressman Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, will hold a Town Meeting at the Otis Library in Norwich to discuss his recent trip to Iraq and the Middle East. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday (probably still without a state budget deal), Republican presidential hopefuls will be in New Hampshire for their debate - also televised nationally on CNN at 7 p.m.

And then on Wednesday (will we have a state budget deal or not???) the General Assembly will gather in Hartford for the final dash to the closing bell. The good news, once the session ends, we can sleep comfortably because they can't do anymore harm - at least not this year.

Have a great weekend...


Blogger mccommas said...

Every year about this time I get ticked off with this "on time" crap.

In my experience, the more "late" the state budget is the better off the average Joe Taxpayer is. The liberal media always portrays this artificial deadline like its some huge failure on part of our politicians to not get out of Hartford "on time".

Who says? Remember 1991? The world didn't come crashing to a halt and we went for months without a budget.

Nanny Rell was shaking her boney finger about this at the RINO Fest in Hartford – The Prescott Bush Dinner.

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