Connecticut Lurches Left–From the NYT’s Center-Right POV

“Connecticut is closing out its most activist, liberal legislative session in memory,” Peter Applebome reports in the New York Times (6/8/11), with “the largest tax increase in Connecticut history” as the centerpiece of his case. “They decided to tear up the antitax, budget-slashing, confront-the-unions script that has characterized state legislative sessions elsewhere,” Applebome writes, noting that “Republicans say the last five months of lawmaking have been a liberal joy ride and a capitulation to the state’s powerful unions…. ‘Their solution is to tax the wealthy in Fairfield County, redistribute income and hope people in Greenwich and Darien don’t move to […]