On Thursday in front of reporters at the State Capitol, Connecticut’s Republican Gov., M. Jodi Rell, declared that she could no longer keep her promise of no new tax increases. In the updated budget that was released last Thursday, Gov. Rell proposed tax increases to offset the state’s projected, two-year shortfall of $8.55 billion. Connecticut is one of only three states without an official budget as of July 1, the start of the fiscal year. As a result the state has been operating via an executive order by the governor on a month to month basis.