Conflict brings out both the best and worst in us, and the current state budget battle is no exception. Most of us are already battle-weary from months of debate at the national level around the Affordable Care Act, debt ceiling and tax reform. However, the Republican budget currently in front of Gov. Malloy just spit on public school teachers.
I’ve always respected spirited debate, trusting it allows for our better angels to emerge and find solutions from both sides of the aisle. Constellating figures come forward from the cauldron of contention, framing the argument in ways that clarify the choices in front of us.