By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hundreds of tea party activists are rallying at the Connecticut State Capitol, angry about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to raise taxes by $1.5 billion.
Capitol police estimated about 750 people turned out for the event on Friday, the traditional deadline for filing taxes.
The crowd was chanting “Enough! Enough!” when radio host Dan Lavallo ticked off a list of tax increases that Malloy has proposed, ranging from yoga studios to personal income, to help close next fiscal year’s projected $3.3 billion deficit.
Friday’s rally comes as members of the General Assembly’s tax- and budget-writing committees prepare to vote next week on changes to Malloy’s proposed two-year, $40 billion budget.
The event marked the third annual Tax Day rally at the Capitol. This year’s combined rallies from other congressional districts.
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