CT has saved $9 billion since 2017, but some say the budget constraints need to be loosened as pressures hit families and workers.
Soaring demand for the COVID bonuses for essential private-sector workers could cut them from a promoted $1,000 to $200 or less.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration projects CT will be nearly $2.3 billion in the black this fiscal year but continued to urge caution.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s plan would tap into CT’s rainy day fund to extend fuel tax relief and ease tax burdens.
Bob Stefanowski says Gov. Ned Lamont “is a liar” about his record on cutting taxes, but some say Stefanowski wasn’t clear about his 2018 plan.
Demand for the Premium Pay Program far outweighs what the state budgeted, leading some lawmakers to call for increased funding.
Bob Stefanowski said he won’t wait for the legislature to suspend what he calls “nuisance taxes” and will instead cancel them himself.
CT businesses will be spared from unemployment tax hikes for now, but big challenges loom in coming years if debts aren’t paid.
CT Democrat comptroller candidate Sean Scanlon says $1,000 grants for essential private-sector workers shouldn’t be reduced.
CT will pay for the grants, which will support about 27,000 children — or $257.87 per child — with federal pandemic aid.
In a March subpoena, the U.S. Department of Justice requested all records and correspondence covering all authority business since 2016.
CT Democrats and GOP are battling over the effectiveness of CT tax cuts and COVID relief as some programs struggle to get money to families.
Pandemic bonuses for CT private-sector essential workers will likely be reduced as surging demand tests the program’s budget.
The number of applications for pandemic bonuses for CT private-sector workers in the first days of the program crashed the program’s website.
Erick Russell, a partner at a law firm who specializes in public and private financing, is Connecticut Democrats’ nominee for treasurer.