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Current News & Issues
REDUCING RELIANCE ON PROPERTY TAXES & UPGRADING AGING TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Speaking at a Metro Hartford Alliance event just prior to tee-off at the Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am Day, I emphasized how important it is for our future economy that we reduce costs and property taxes in our cities and towns, and make long-term investments in improving our state’s outdated transportation system.
MAYORS UNDERSTAND IMPORTANCE OF STATE AID TO TOWNS ON LOCAL ECONOMIES
Seven mayors from throughout Connecticut joined me and other legislative leaders at the State Capitol today to praise the state budget passed last week by the General Assembly, pointing out how it provides increased public school aid and PILOT payments while cutting one of the most burdensome taxes in the state - the local property tax.
STATE BUDGET ADDRESSES BUSINESS PRIORITIES & GIVES TAX RELIEF TO WORKING FAMILIES
At a press conference following the conclusion of the regular legislative session, I answered questions about how the newly-adopted state budget helps give tax relief to working families and addresses the top concerns of the business community.
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR WORKING FAMILIES APPROVED BY HOUSE
$2.8 Million in Additional State Funds for Hamden & Car Taxes go downToday I introduced, and the House passed, a biennial state budget package (HB 7061) that provides property tax relief to working families, protects the services that middle-class families rely on, and invests in a world-class transportation system to grow our economy. READ MORE
BALANCED BUDGET DEAL PROTECTS MIDDLE CLASS
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly agreed this weekend on a state budget for the next two years that, despite an estimated billion dollar shortfall, is balanced, responsible, protects vital services for families, gives the middle class real property tax relief and invests in Connecticut's economic future, while asking the wealthy to pay a little bit more. READ MY ENTIRE OP-ED IN THE HARTFORD COURANT
PROTECTING OUR TOWNS' TAX BASE
The speaker, whose home community hosts Quinnipiac University, has argued that cities and towns have watched nonprofits — particularly colleges and hospitals — purchase increasing amounts of property off of their main campuses in recent years. READ MORE
READ THE CT MIRROR ARTICLE