I was breezin’ through the Saturday pages of The Hartford Courant only to be shocked by the fact that Connecticut is no longer part of New England. In fact, if you log on to the “Discover New England” website, you’ll find Connecticut wiped off the map — literally. So much for being the Constitution State.
Spending austerity hits home when your government (and mine) faces a $13+ trillion deficit. But the Connecticut’s state fiscal deficit is so high, it’s had to eliminated the budget for tourism marketing. To make matters worse, the state failed to pay the 100,000 in annual dues for this fiscal year, and as a result, had its privileges as a “New England” state revoked. It’s only a matter of time before Connecticut becomes the little state that could…but didn’t.