Faced with shrinking state tax receipts, minority Republican legislators Thursday grudgingly used one of the largest “gimmicks” they had chastised Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for in their latest budget proposal.
The partisan debate heated up Thursday at the Capitol over whether state government should administer a retirement savings program for private-sector employees.
Updated, 9:19 p.m. With early analyses of state income tax returns showing receipts could fall short of budgeted levels, the top Republican in the state Senate renewed his call Wednesday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to scrap his controversial tax rebate plan.
Minority Republican state legislators pitched an alternative budget Thursday that weeded hundreds of millions of dollars out of gimmicks from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan and canceled the governor’s controversial rebate.