Legislators pushed back in bipartisan fashion against Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan for spending nearly $3 billion in federal pandemic relief.
SEIU District 1199 New England added six more nursing homes to the potential strike.
The choice is between investing in the economy or spending federal aid on state and municipal budgets.
The surge will make it much easier for officials to balance the budget without tax hikes.
Gov. Ned Lamont would focus new federal funds on economic growth, education, the battle against COVID-19 — and keeping taxes flat.
The motor vehicle tax bill died in committee but could be revived; Property tax cap passed on party lines.
Democrats on the Appropriations Committee and Gov. Ned Lamont are headed for a showdown over the next two-year state budget.
The Appropriations Committee will propose a two-year state spending plan Wednesday that bolsters municipal aid, higher education and social services.
Could state incentive payments get towns to regionalize services and support a cap on property taxes?
A Wall Street credit rating agency nudged the state to pump $135 million in new general government aid to municipalities.
The bill directs the administration to give a detailed accounting of how federal coronavirus aid has been allotted to date.
Connecticut’s tax fairness debate shifted into high gear as state officials eye $2.6 billion in new pandemic relief from Washington.
The House Republican leader said “it encourages that bad behavior that we’ve seen out of legislators.”
With an unusual bill, state legislators are reminding Gov. Ned Lamont they have significant role in disbursing federal coronavirus relief.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have yet to arrive, leaving municipal leaders wary of new proposed aid.