EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Democrats in the State House of Representatives and candidates who hope to be there next year outlined their policy agenda Tuesday at Goodwin College’s Business and Manufacturing Center in East Hartford.

Calling it a “vision for investing in Connecticut’s future,” the 14-page proposal calls for investing more in vo-tech schools and community colleges, exempting social security payments and the earnings of new college graduates from the state income tax, capping state bonding except for economic development, creating an independent oversight board for transportation infrastructure projects, and establishing a toll-free number and “angel investor” program for small businesses.

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz says the proposal relies on growing the state’s revenue base through economic development and does not include any tax increases.


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