With little or no interaction and few signals from legislative leaders that a new budget proposal may be on the horizon for FY 18-19, Governor Malloy today offered his fourth proposal to pay the state’s bills and balance the budget during the biennium.
The Governor’s new […]
Written on October 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by gbactuser
In with the New, In with the Old: 2017 Legislative Session Convenes
The 2017 General Assembly session convened today, featuring the swearing in of new and veteran lawmakers in the state Senate and state House of Representatives and an austerity speech from Governor Dannel Malloy.
Written on January 6, 2017 at 10:47 am, by gbactuser
Still No Announcements on Legislative Committee Makeup for 2017
With just two and a half weeks before the gavel sounds on January 4th convening the 2017 General Assembly session, there have been no formal announcements from legislative leaders on the makeup of committees.
Written on December 19, 2016 at 10:16 am, by gbactuser
Finance Committee Calls it a Day, Approves Tax, Bond Other Revenue-related Proposals
The Legislature’s Finance Committee today approved, along party lines, a proposed 2017 tax package that would support the budget approved by the Appropriations Committee yesterday. However, as many pointed out, the package does […]
Written on April 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm, by gbactuser
Appropriations Committee Okays 2017 Midterm Budget, but it Won’t be the Last Word
The ink was barely dry on the Appropriations Committee’s $19.9 billion alternative 2017 budget Wednesday when Governor Malloy announced that it did not cut spending deep enough and that he would produce yet […]
Written on April 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm, by gbactuser
Transportation Finance Panel Issues Final Recommendations
The panel convened by the Governor to develop both short- and long-term financing plans to repair and improve all major components of the state’s multi-modal and integrated transportation system today issued its recommendations. These proposals would serve to […]
Written on January 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm, by gbactuser
Speaker, Municipal Commission Back Incentives to Generate Revenues for Towns
In the latest push to give municipalities more flexibility and relieve them of their over-reliance on the regressive property tax system, House Speaker Brendan, D-Hamden, and the municipal commission he created several years ago, this week […]
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The Progressive Caucus of the state Legislature unveiled its alternative budget proposal today, downplaying the Governor’s proposed “sin taxes” and sales tax increases on household goods and services and instead pushing for a higher marginal income tax on high earners and a tax on capital […]
In his inaugural budget proposal, Governor Lamont relied heavily on a broad expansion of the sales tax base to currently exempt goods and services to spread the pain and balance the budget for fiscal years 2020-21. While the […]