Where does the money go?
"CONNECTICUT ROADS AND BRIDGES AMONG THE WORST IN THE NATION" screamed the headlines recently.
Connecticut is one of the richest states in the nation with more than its fair share of millionaires. At the same time it is without question one of the most expensive states to live in.
Money is pouring into state coffers from countless areas. The gas tax is the third highest in the nation along with high sales, numerous fees and of course an income tax. On top of all of this while casino receipts are falling off, there's still a big chunk of change coming from them.
So how is it possible that we have an infrastructure that has been so neglected.
I confess I haven't reviewed documents detailing Connecticut's budget. I suppose they're available somewhere but who wants to go to all that trouble and who would understand them anyway?
And I suppose it's also true the federal government has been scrimping in this area but that's not enough to account for years and years of neglect.
So it's back to the question. Where does the money go?