The state is at such a rapid rate that it's raising concerns among some officials that Connecticut may have to borrow money to fund its operating
In a recent report to the legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier wrote that Connecticut's looming $200 million budget deficit has cause the funds in one account used to pay bills to drop "substantially."
The balance of the so-called "common pool," has dropped from $895 million last May to $121 million now, Nappier wrote. With the fund's depletion, she said in her report, and the state's overall spending trend "the need for temporary transfers or other resources is growing."
Her report has sparked fears among some legislators that borrowing may be needed to help fund the state's operating budget, according to a report on the Connecticut Mirror website.