Whoever wins this fall’s gubernatorial election cannot, by law, propose a new budget without showing how it addresses inequities.
Although more than 4,400 state employees will have retired since January, the state has hired more than 6,000 this fiscal year.
CT has endured a legacy of promised-then-canceled tax cuts. Republican Bob Stefanowski says it’s the same as tax hikes. Democrats disagree.
Lamont hailed it as inflation relief, but Republicans called it a token attempt and renewed the GOP’s demand for a state income tax cut.
CT state worker retirements in the first six months of 2022 are double the average of the past three years.
Labor advocates fear the state’s pandemic pay program for essential private workers may not have enough funds for all who risked their lives.
The nearly 23% increase comes six months before Connecticut is set to implement a new highway use tax on large commercial trucks.
As the overall size of Connecticut’s government workforce shrinks, overtime was growing by 11% this fiscal year.
The election-year adjustment in how Connecticut funds community projects was sought by a Black and Puerto Rican Caucus frustrated by the governor’s “debt diet.”
Connecticut officials are encouraging residents with children to file for the $250-per-child tax rebate by July 31.
Republican legislative leaders in Connecticut want a special session before July 1 to expand state tax cuts to counter rising inflation.
The state has seen nearly double the number of retirements of state workers this year than it faced annually between 2019 and 2021.
A big CT tax hike on diesel in July and a new highway truck fee in January could drive up the cost of groceries and other goods.
State employee unions say it’s time for government to compensate frontline workers who risked their lives in the pandemic.
Regular and supplemental payments into the state’s cash-starved pensions will approach $6.5 billion this year.