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GOP offers compromise CT budget, taps tax windfall to bolster key programs

In a major move toward a bipartisan budget compromise, Republican legislators recommended more funding for social services, higher education, transportation and municipalities — and agreed to help pay for them by tapping about $300 million of this spring’s income tax windfall. Continue Reading →

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Partisan budget debate heats up at the state Capitol

The partisan game of budget show-and-tell, or don’t-show-and-don’t tell, heated up at the state Capitol once again on Wednesday. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, said the GOP would be happy to re-balance its alternative budget – provided majority Democrats take it seriously and invite Republicans into bipartisan budget negotiations.
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GOP to stage public hearing in hopes of rallying tax-hike opposition

Hoping to rally public opposition to $2.4 billion in new proposed tax revenues for the next two fiscal years, Republican state legislators will conduct a public hearing next week that GOP leaders hope will exert enough public pressure to do what their votes alone cannot – block most, if not all, of these proposed increases.
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