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Posted inEducation, Health, Money, Politics

Bye: Malloy should have scaled back transportation plan to ease tax hikes

A key Democratic legislative leader pushed back Monday on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s last-minute effort to scale back business tax hikes in the new state budget. Sen. Beth Bye said the Democratic governor’s bid to remove about $224 million in tax hikes over two years might have been received better had he sacrificed some of the new transportation funding he requested.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

There is more to Connecticut life than business taxes

Since the state budget was finalized, all we have heard in the media is that major corporations and Connecticut citizens are threatening to leave the state because of the increasing taxes. But I would like to ask my fellow citizens and these large companies to consider that this budget offers a real lifeline to some Connecticut children and young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.