CT’s first tax analysis in 2014 found the poorest households paid three times the share of their incomes in taxes than the wealthiest did.
While CT limited tax relief to the poor and middle class, most states did not, according to a report from a Washington, D.C. policy group.
Advocates for CT trucking companies, gas stations and others are calling for permanent relief from fuel taxes.
CT finances are projected to stay at the $1B mark through mid-2027. Preparations for the next recession far exceed those for 2007-09 downturn.
The final budget deal included $5 million for youth internships — the same as last year, but half the amount many programs expected.
This marks the latest increase for the pier development — which originally was priced at $93 million in 2019.
Supporters will push CT legislators to combat wage theft by hiring more wage and hour inspectors amid a months-long backlog of cases.
SEIU 1199NE will end the strike at group homes for clients with developmental disabilities, but says limited state funds blocked pay goal.
The prospects of future CT budgets will likely hinge on how well Gov. Lamont works with his fellow Democrats on the “fiscal guardrails.”
Waiting lists have plagued CT’s disabled for years. Advocates hope latest effort to aid those with developmental disabilities isn’t a one-off.
The General Assembly OK’d a $7.5 billion two-year bond deal that invests in transportation, housing, higher education and school construction.
A new CT budget cuts income tax rates and invests in local schools but leaves questions around higher education and social services.
The CT budget proposal features an income tax cut and boosts funding to local schools. The Senate is expected to debate the bill on Tuesday.
Money lawmakers set aside for the CT Energy Assistance Program remains unspent, even though requests for help were up 24% this winter.
Negotiations on the state budget have been complicated by a late move by Gov. Lamont to include new municipal waste fees in the budget.