Vice President for State Fiscal Policy
A handful of major corporations in Connecticut have harshly criticized revenue increases in lawmakers’ new budget, which are aimed at closing the state’s budget shortfall while protecting funding for education and other investments in its people. But the three provisions that have drawn the most criticism are reasonable policy choices that will help Connecticut remain attractive to people and businesses:
State leaders have said they’ll revisit some of the proposals before taking final action. But they had to make some hard choices to balance the budget, and the steps they took help protect Connecticut’s proud heritage of public investment and long history of economic success.