Breaking Down the State Budget Process

April 20, 2023

We are more than halfway through the regular session, and this is the time of year when legislative activity picks up in the Connecticut General Assembly.
After weeks of holding public hearings, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee and Appropriations Committee approved their respective budget proposals (Appropriations handles the spending side and Finance handles the revenue side).

The next step is negotiations and compromise. Legislators will work with the governor and his staff to craft the final budget agreement. The bill then goes before the House and Senate for consideration. After both chambers pass the proposal, the governor must sign the final budget into law before the end of the fiscal year, June 30.
Take a look at the graphic below for a glimpse of the budget process timeline.

I will keep you posted as we bring the budget bill to the floor to be debated and voted on in the coming weeks. Please reach out to my office if you have any questions.