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Budget Issues

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This is an introduction to some of the resources that may be helpful in your research.  We’d be happy to assist you with additional materials available at the State Library.  Please call us at 860-757-6500 or e-mail us at isref@cslib.org

For an overview of the State Budget Process in Connecticut, visit the Office of Fiscal  Analysis web site.  The Connecticut Budget Process Final Report examines the budget process in 1993 and offers comparisons to the process in other states.

 

State Library Resources

The State Library has extensive resources available in paper, microform and/or online formats.  For a listing of those resources related to the State Budget, search our online catalog using the following subjects :

Budget -- Connecticut
Budget deficits -- Connecticut
Budget process -- United States
Connecticut -- Appropriations and expenditures
Connecticut -- Economic policy
Connecticut -- Economic conditions
Fiscal policy -- Connecticut
 

 

Budget documents and related publications available in full-text through our catalog and/or in paper format :

Governor's . . BudgetNEW : 2010/2011, presented Feb. 4, 2009, with companion publications (or see below) ; 2001/2003-present online ; 1917/1918-present available in paper format
[CSL Call Number Conn Doc G746b]

Governor's . . Budget Summary2001/2003-present online ; 1976/1977, 1991/1992-present available in paper format [CSL Call Number Conn Doc G746b sum]
 

Economic Report of the Governor2001/2002 to present online ; 1979/1980 to present available in paper format [CSL Call Number Conn Doc G746ec]


Governor's Midterm Budget Adjustments.  2002/2003-present online ; 1993/1995-present available in paper format [CSL Call Number Conn Doc G746b adj]


Supplemental Analysis of the Governor's Midterm Budget Adjustments, Office of Fiscal Analysis.  2002-present online ; 2001/2003-present available in paper format
[CSL Call Number Conn Doc]

Connecticut State Budget, Office of Fiscal Analysis, also known as the "Budget Book."  1999-present online ; 1972/1973-present available in paper format [CSL Call Number Conn Doc F52 sb]

Highlights of the . . biennial budget, Office of Fiscal Analysis.  1999-present online.


Deficit Mitigation Plan for Fiscal Year 2008-2009, Office of Policy and Management, 2008.
 

Review of the Governor's FY 09 deficit mitigation plan, Office of Fiscal Analysis, 2008.
 

States with projected budget deficits, state income taxes, and right-to-work laws, by Judith Lohman, Office of Legislative Research, 2008.
 

Governor's Budget Highlights.  See link below for 2010/2011 online ; 2006/2007-present available in paper format [CSL Call Number Conn Doc G746b hi]

FY2010 – FY2011 BIENNIUM
GOVERNOR’S BUDGET
Photo of Capitol building

Budget Staff

PART 1:  BUDGET-IN-BRIEF

PART 2:  BUDGET-IN-DETAIL

Glossary of Budget Terms

OPERATING BUDGET

   Legislative

   General Government

   Regulation And Protection

   Conservation And Development

   Health And Hospitals

   Transportation

   Human Services

   Education

   Corrections

   Judicial

   Non-Functional

CAPITAL PROGRAM

Part 3 – PROPOSED APPROPRIATION ACT

GOVERNOR'S BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

GOVERNOR’S BUDGET SUMMARY

ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR

THREE YEAR FORECAST

MUNICIPAL AID

PREVENTION BUDGET

SLIDE PRESENTATION

BUDGET & FISCAL POLICY TITLES

A list of selected resources compiled by our subject specialists, all available for research at the State Library or for loan.

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Budget Addresses of Connecticut Governors, 1988-present online.
Search the Journals (1988-2009) using keywords "budget address" with quotes.  These and earlier budget addresses are available in paper format at the Connecticut State Library.

Crisis Years

1975 Gov. Grasso's Budget Message Feb. 13, 1975 Available in paper format at the State Library in the
 Journal of the Senate [CSL Call Number Conn Doc G257 jou]
and in the
Journal of the House of Representatives
[CSL Call Number Conn Doc G253 jou]
1989 Gov. O'Neill's Budget Address Feb. 8, 1989
Scroll down to the last item on the page.
Also available in paper format at the State Library
as above
1991 Gov. Weicker's Budget Address Feb. 13, 1991
Scroll down to the last item on the page.
Also available in paper format at the State Library
as above
1993 Gov. Weicker's Budget Address Feb. 3, 1993
Scroll down to the last item on the page.
Also available in paper format at the State Library
as above
2003 Gov. Rowland's Budget Address Mar. 4, 2003
Scroll down to the last item on the page.
Also available in paper format at the State Library
as above
2009 Gov. Rell's Budget Address Feb. 4, 2009 Also available in paper format at the State Library
as above

 

 

Electronic Journals

Use your public or State Library card barcode to access http://www.iconn.org where you will find full-text journal and newspaper articles.

The State Library subscribes to an extensive variety of electronic journals, which are only accessible through public computer terminals at the State Library.  Our Electronic Journals page details the titles, available dates and coverage.  Titles relating to budget issues include :

Governing
Government Finance Review
State Government News
 

 

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Related Agencies/Organizations

 

A report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights some of the measures taken by the states to resolve budget shortfalls, including cuts in essential services.  Updates reveal a worsening situation in many states.

OLR Major Issues.  Brief descriptions of important issues that the General Assembly may face in the current legislative session, prepared by the Office of Legislative Research in consultation with the Office of Fiscal Analysis and the Legislative Commissioners' Office.  The current budget crisis is one of the issues discussed (see page 2)

Budget of the United States Government  Current documents and links to earlier budgets back to 1997.

National Conference of State Legislatures, featuring details and status of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as "Economic Stimulus 2009."

PolicyArchive, a digital archive of global, non-partisan policy research.  View reports and studies related to banking and finance in Connecticut as well as other topics.

Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, 4/2009.