behind-the-numbers

Connecticut Mirror budget reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and Connecticut Business & Industry Association President Joe Brennan discuss the prospect of business tax increases in the next state budget, which would hurt the most, and whether companies would support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s transportation initiative this fall.

Keith has spent most of his 31 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. He has been the state finances reporter at CT Mirror since it launched in 2010. Prior to joining CT Mirror Keith was State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for the Day of New London, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

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