Progressives urged Gov. Ned Lamont to tap swelling state revenues to secure permanent tax relief for low- and middle-income families.
The new state budget mandates Connecticut’s first tax fairness study in seven years.
One legislator has pitched a number of options to salvage tax cuts to the working poor and families with children.
With limited dollars available, state officials struggle to balance proposed tax relief between the middle class and working poor.
Report warns minimum-wage earners could lose half of their pay hikes by mid-2023 due to potential loss of state benefits.
Gov. Ned Lamont says tax hikes on the wealthy will cause them to flee Connecticut. Other Democrats are challenging that.
A child advocacy group wants up $1.4 billion in annual tax burdens shifted from low and middle earners to the rich.
A new report recommends Connecticut officials should use budget reserves now to expand pandemic relief efforts and hire more employees.
After a 2014 study found CT’s tax system hammers the poor and middle class, officials have postponed a second analysis.
A leading child advocacy group challenged state leaders Wednesday to reverse escalating income and wealth inequality and provide tax relief for poor and middle-income households by shifting tax burdens onto the state’s millionaires.
The research shows that while students of all races are more likely to get arrested at a school with a resource officer, Latinos are particularly impacted.
Social services advocates warned Thursday that a series of new caps in the state budget could dramatically drain resources away from municipalities, education and services for children over the next decade.
With the governor set to lay out his proposals for education aid this week, numerous advocacy groups, rank-and-file legislators and a group suing the state over school funding have been pitching changes they would like to see. The bulk of the ideas are not new – but most would be controversial or expensive.
A progressive children’s advocacy group has issued the first call for a major tax increase to help solve the state’s latest budget crisis, outlining more than $3 billion in revenue-raising options.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Census Bureau’s good news that median income rose significantly in the United States last year wasn’t as cheerful for Connecticut. The state was among a dozen with the smallest rate of household median income growth in the nation, which had a robust increase of 5.2 percent. And not everybody benefited from Connecticut’s modest 1.8 percent income growth.