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Barnes tells advocates for poor, kids: Brace for lean budget

Benjamin Barnes, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director, warned advocates for children, the poor and other disadvantage citizens to brace for lean funding when the administration releases its next budget in two weeks. Continue Reading →

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Malloy: Tax breaks likely for consumers, teachers, poor — maybe not business

Despite the likelihood of deep spending cuts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s next budget, the prospects of tax relief for consumers, retired teachers and the working poor are good. But for Connecticut’s businesses – not so much. Continue Reading →

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McKinney pitches middle-class tax break, less aid for poor

Republican gubernatorial contender John P. McKinney unveiled a plan Thursday to exempt all households earning less than $75,000 per year from the state income tax. But the proposal hinges on several controversial elements, including repeal of a tax credit that saves working poor families almost $120 million per year.

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