While insisting he remains very sensitive to the economic risks posed by another state income tax increase, a House Democratic leader said Tuesday he would not rule out another hike — including one on wealthy households — given the massive deficits projected for state finances. Continue Reading →
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Analysts for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s adminstration and the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis downgraded anticipated revenues for the next two fiscal years by $1.46 billion — nearly $600 million next fiscal year and $865 million in 2018-19 — largely because of eroding income tax receipts. Continue Reading →
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Plummeting state income tax collections reached their worst decline Thursday since the last recession, falling $450 million below anticipated levels for April — one-and-a-half times the free fall projected just one day ago. Continue Reading →
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a political blow this April when plunging income tax receipts nixed his plans for an election-year rebate. But according to a new report from a nationally recognized public-policy, think-tank, Connecticut officials had lots of company nationally dealing with tax deadline chaos.
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