Opting not to deliver the largest tax cut he campaigned on last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried to shift the conversation Sunday with a proposal to whittle down the sales tax rate. But while the middle-income relief the governor pitched is worth $70 million next fiscal year, tucked into that plan is the cancellation of a sales tax exemption on clothing worth twice as much.
Commissioner Patricia Rehmer was recently reappointed to lead the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services but now plans to leave state government for a “new opportunity,” a source said.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will propose lowering Connecticut’s sales tax rate, while eliminating the partial exemption on clothing to produce a net tax revenue increase of $68 million in the next fiscal year. Malloy announced limited details of his plan Sunday on WFSB’s “Face The State.”