A day after speaking about cooperation between the majority Democrats and the Republican governor, Amann, D-Milford, called Rell's revived proposal "a dead horse."
"We've been there, done that," Amann said. "I think all of us believe that unless there is some way the governor can show us that it's being paid for out of some new revenue source, instead of what she's shown in the past, that it's basically robbing Peter to pay Paul; that's not going to play in the Legislature."
He said Democrats want to reform the entire state property tax system, which funds local municipal budgets and public school systems. (Dixon)
And yet, it may crop up at some point later on in the session. Given Rell's somewhat diminished status and the fact that Democratic legislative leaders now have more experience in dealing with her, however, she may find that she has even less leverage with the legislature than she used to.
Dixon, Ken. "Rell plan to end car taxes 'dead horse'." Connecticut Post 10 November, 2006.