Senior citizens worry with new proposed state budget deal

<p>Senior citizens in Shelton say they are worried about possible cuts in the new state budget deal.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 19, 2017, 6:53 PM

Updated 2,402 days ago

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Senior citizens in Shelton say they are worried about possible cuts in the new state budget deal.
Lawmakers spent hours Wednesday in negotiations before revealing the tentative agreement, noting that they compromised on about "30 percent" of the deal.
Residents at seniors centers say they could be paying a lot more out-of-pocket for in-home nursing care. 
Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed cutting some of those programs, but Sen. Kevin Kelly says he heard those programs will get funded under the new compromised budget.
"It appears that most of what we had in our Republican budget will be in the compromised budget," he says. "Which is what my focus is right now, as chairman on aging, is to make sure that we keep the social safety net in place."
Parts of the deal include spending and borrowing limits, and that cities and towns would not have to cover millions of dollars in teacher pensions. The deal also states that local schools and poorer districts like Bridgeport would get more money. 


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