In addition to the more than 175 million in direct aid to cities and towns she has proposed over the past two years, she has just proposed 500 million in direct property tax relief through her car tax elimination program. That proposal could represent the most significant real property tax relief that has ever been implemented in this state.
Governor Rell will not move forward with a nomination for chief justice until she is satisfied that all questions regarding the conduct of individual Supreme Court justices have been answered and all concerns addressed. She expects that these answers will come through the Judiciary Committee, the Judicial Review Board and the Supreme Court itself.
Gov. Rell will give the scorecard and its findings and recommendations serious consideration. Those recommendations may well be the basis for a health care summit meeting at some point down the road. Some of the scorecards findings, most notably the number of uninsured Connecticut men, women and children, are cause for serious concern.