After the Lamont administration painted an overly rosy image of state funding, stakeholders want Lamont to have a reality check of his own.
The budget the Appropriations Committee endorsed for 2023-24 falls $109 million short of the cost needed to maintain current services.
A day after CT legislative leaders said budget proposals were underfunding core services, Gov. Ned Lamont insisted they make tough choices.
The CT legislature’s Finance Committee OK’d the first income tax rate cuts since the mid-1990s, setting the stage for more negotiations.
One day after legislators unveiled a budget limited by the spending cap, leaders insisted officials must do more for core services.
The CT Appropriations Committee pitched a $51 billion budget that offers lean growth for education, social services and health care.
Despite record-setting reserves in CT, the Appropriations Committee is expected to recommend lean spending for the next two fiscal years.
The state tax committee has crafted a compromise that would exempt more middle-income retirees from paying taxes on pensions and annuities.
The bill would reduce the lowest tax rates as Lamont proposed, but it would gradually phase out much of the proposed relief for the rich.
State treasurer Erick Russell hopes to rescue from political limbo a program advocates call crucial to stemming CT’s economic inequality.
Connecticut panel to consider $4 million transfer on Thursday to fund outstanding payments for workers in Premium Pay Program.
Jeffrey Beckham said the tax-cutting plan would primarily benefit the middle class, but progressives say CT can do more for poorer families.
CT legislators and labor are asking if the administration is making progress fixing a staffing crisis and responding to health care needs.
CT legislators endorsed nearly $50 million in pandemic bonuses for state workers, but Republicans want more hero pay for the private sector.
The Lamont administration’s plan to cut CT income taxes is still alive, but both Republican and Democratic lawmakers fear going too far.