Members of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives have begun discussing a two-year, $40.1 billion budget deal reached between Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders.
The state Senate bucked a national trend of forgoing tax increases early Tuesday and instead passed a two-year, $40.1 billion budget that attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.
Senate President Don Williams says he is optimistic that both the House and Senate will vote on a budget early next week, possibly Monday or Tuesday.
The two Democratic-controlled budget committees have approved an approximate two-year, $40 billion budget compromise they reached with their party’s governor.
The Democratic-controlled tax-writing committee has approved about $1.5 billion in tax increases for next fiscal year.
The Democratic-controlled tax-writing committee has defeated the minority Republicans’ proposal to balance Connecticut’s budget without raising taxes.
Governor Malloy continued his town-hall tour of Connecticut as he continues to pitch his budget and tax plan.
The first of Governor Malloy’s stops across the state to pitch his state budget took him to Bridgeport.