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2012-13 BUDGET - MOVING CONNECTICUT FORWARD

In late 2008, our state and our country suffered the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Even though the global economic downturn was caused by irresponsible investing and lending on Wall Street, our State was left to deal with an enormous deficit caused by decreased revenue and increased burdens on our social safety net. While no one could have been prepared for such an event, we were able to weather the crisis with the help of the Rainy Day Fund and additional federal revenues.

As we continue to recover, we need to keep Connecticut moving in the right direction with a budget that provides an honest accounting of our revenues and deficits, begins the long process of streamlining government, and creates the conditions for long-term success. The 2012-2013 budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Malloy does just that.

The 2012-2013 budget:

Our caucus reduced the amount of spending and tax increases:

  All Other General Fund
Tax Increases FY 12
All Other General Fund
Tax Increases FY 13
Governor $1,455.80 $1,315.90
Final Budget $1,394.60 $1,251.20
Difference ($61.20) ($64.70)
     
  All Other General Fund
Appropriations FY 12
All Other General Fund
Appropriations FY 13
Governor $19,140.70 $19,581.10
Final Budget $19,109.90 $19,537.70
Difference ($30.80) ($43.40)

Shared Sacrifice, Responsible Budgeting

FY12   FY13

Further Reading

 

No Borrowing
No Gimmicks
An Honest Budget

Sharkey Donvan Wyman Malloy

May 13, 2011
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