Liberal democrats in the House of Representatives will renew their push this year for a more progressive tax system and legalized cannabis use while also pressing for new labor rules regarding worker schedules and an end to solitary confinement.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s goal of completing his first state budget on time could be stymied by his reluctance to order taxes aimed specifically at Connecticut’s wealthiest.
The state House of Representatives’ Progressive Democratic Caucus intensified its push Friday for higher income taxes on the wealthy.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s open-door policy will be tested in the coming months by progressive Democrats who say higher taxes on wealthy households should be part of the next state budget.
A major liberal block in the House of Representatives warned Thursday it favors raising income taxes on rich households, staunchly opposes repeal the estate tax, and fears Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget could shift burdens onto the middle class.