Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This is going to be one of the most difficult budget years in recent history. It comes as no shock that Connecticut is facing massive deficits due to a sluggish economy and poor fiscal planning of the past decades. I'm hopeful that, with more balance in the General Assembly, there is a newfound commitment from the majority to work together to restructure how state government works and to get our unfunded liabilities under control.
One thing to keep in mind is that the governor's state budget proposal is the first step in the budgetary process and, over the next several months, the legislature's Appropriations and Finance Committees will be reviewing and vetting the governor's budget and state revenues, and will be offering adjustments and alternatives..
Throughout these next few months, I will work with my colleagues in the hopes of offering a more sustainable alternative and one that does not rely on massive tax increases or damaging cuts to our local education.
Appropriations Public Hearings
February 21 - 24, Room 2C
The Appropriations Committee will hold public hearings all week. Please click here for their budget hearing schedule.
Please click here for the full public hearing agenda.