List Of Some Of The Most Prominent Cuts
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Following are highlights of the budget-balancing plans submitted Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration to the General Assembly:
_ Close Bergin and Enfield Correctional Institutions.
_ Reduce cleaning, operating hours, security requirements at some state buildings.
_ Defer state trooper training class for two years.
_ Close Danbury, New Britain, Old Saybrook, Putnam and Enfield branch DMV offices.
_ Increase bus fares by 10 percent; increase MetroNorth fares by 15 percent and Shore Line East by 14 percent.
_ Eliminate ferry service between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury, and between Chester and Hadlyme.
_ Eliminate existing Shore Line East weekend service.
_ Reduce statewide bus service by 40 buses.
_ Close restroom facilities at seven rest areas throughout state; does not affect service plaza facilities.
_ Close regional state welfare offices in Stamford and Middletown.
_ Close New Haven Juvenile Detention Center.
_ Eliminate Drug Court Program in Bridgeport, New Haven and Danielson.
_ Close Enfield Superior Court, Danbury Juvenile Court, Torrington Juvenile Court and Rockville Juvenile Court.
_ Close 80 of 110 detoxification and rehabilitation beds at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.
_ Eliminate bus transportation for low-income casino workers from Hartford County to southeastern Connecticut.
_ Eliminate music, art, social workers, library media department heads at state vocational-technical high schools.
_ Close adult programs at state vocational-technical high schools; affects dental, surgical technology, certified nurses’ aide, and medical assistance programming and a new LPN program set to start in 2012.
_ Suspend athletic programs at regional vocational-technical high schools.
_ Eliminate funding for Spring 2012 film industry training program.
_ Create new asset test of $25,000 for low-income adults seeking health insurance services in 2013.
_ Close Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Waterbury regional office.
_ Eliminate Department of Agriculture’s large animal rescue and rehabilitation program.
_ Eliminate $1.1 million in new funding added for Operation Fuel, a fuel assistance program for the needy.
_ Reduce Governor’s Horse Guard units herd sizes to 10 horses each, locate them together at the Avon facility.
_ Reduce mosquito control funding by eliminating one staff position.
_ Eliminate Council of Environmental Quality.
_ Reduce statewide business and tourism marketing account by $6.5 million over two years.
_ Phase out culture and tourism grants to various arts and cultural organizations, such as Mystic Aquarium and Ivoryton Playhouse.
_ Eliminate grant to Connecticut Fair Housing Center.
_ Eliminate state subsidies for local tourism districts, and several attractions including the Mark Twain House.
_ Reduce funding for AIDS services, such as HIV testing, prevention programs, housing and emergency assistance.
_ Limit blood lead level testing for only uninsured children.
_ Reduce funding for 13 of 14 community health centers in state.
_ Close nine Department of Developmental Services respite centers.
_ Close state-operated Birth-to-Three early intervention program for children.
_ Eliminate Connecticut Valley Hospital Fire Department.
_ Reduce financial aid for students attending Conn. private colleges.
Sources: Office of Policy and Management and Judicial Branch.
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