The State of Connecticut is at a budget stalemate, unable to pass a State budget before their adjournment next week. That stalemate will most likely require additional money for a special Legislative session(s), adding to the State's deficit.
The State of California had a similar dilemma a few years ago. The California Comptroller came up with a simple solution. No California Legislator would receive a paycheck until a budget was in place.
California's budget crisis was quickly solved and a budget was passed promptly,
Maybe Connecticut should try that.
Here is an example of why our government budgets are a mess.