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Tax hikes in Connecticut Dem’s budget are disheartening, unacceptable

Connecticut already places and insurmountable tax burden upon our residents. To ask any more is unconscionable. All of my Republican colleagues, and even 11 Democrat legislators, shared this sentiment when we voted against the Democrat-proposed tax hike. Unfortunately, this was not enough to steer the State of Connecticut off its self-destructive path.

Posted inEducation, Health, Money, Politics

Analysts: Malloy’s budget for Connecticut never was balanced

Just one month from adopting the next state budget, legislators have learned the $19 billion plan they got from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has a $70 million hole in it, according to a new report from nonpartisan analysts. Republican legislative leaders say the shortfall happened because the administration dismissed a warning about rising health care costs five months ago.