Urban lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee charged Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget largely ignores inequities in education and health care.
The budget proposal saves $140 million by assuming no raises for bargaining units with contracts currently in negotiations.
The plan includes an annual assessment on insurance carriers to fund additional subsidies on Connecticut’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s new budget would keep Connecticut’s transportation program solvent through 2026 with a new fee on trucks.
Most of the new money Lamont would distribute to cities and towns wouldn’t come out of the state’s coffers.
The move is sure to displease groups that have been calling for a major increase in state education spending.
Gov. Ned Lamont relies on federal funding and state reserves to balance his new budget without significant tax hikes.
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Senator Kelly, Representative Candelora, members of the General Assembly, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and the people of the great State of Connecticut. As your governor, one of my top priorities has been to get Connecticut’s fiscal house in order. My first stop two years ago was the state’s budget. For decades, Connecticut […]
While Lamont’s plan provides short-term stability, it also could leave Connecticut with challenges after the 2022 elections.
Another potential wave of federal stimulus, a complex spending cap and other variables cloud the next Connecticut budget debate.
Is Lamont dressing Connecticut in a budget that is adequate during a pandemic but fits like a strait-jacket afterward?
The governor’s draft bill proposes taxing marijuana and erasing convictions for possession that occurred prior to Oct. 1, 2015.