How We Balance the Budget

Posted on April 20, 2018


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1) Annualize Some Gubernatorial Holdbacks. Holdbacks imposed on sensitive issues were not annualized.

2) Across the Board Reductions of 5 – 7 % to Specified Accounts. Cuts were withheld from most vital or vulnerable services.

3) Make Managerial and Overtime Reductions Mandatory. These savings were included in the bipartisan budget. However, Governor Malloy refused to implement these savings. This plan would make the agreed to reductions mandatory.

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Other Noteworthy Policy & Budgetary Changes

Posted on April 20, 2018


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Medicare Savings Program

  • Under current law, if nothing is done to change MSP beginning July 1, 2018 then 59,960 people will lose MSP coverage and 31,613 will see a reduced benefit.
  • This plan proposes to change income limits for eligibility to restore coverage for 158,099 people. This will cost the state $73.2 million over the existing budget for FY 2019.

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Revenue Changes

Posted on April 20, 2018


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  • Some items in the enacted budget we recognize cannot be achieved at this point. Therefore, we have to first reflect what cannot be achieved in the enacted budget to better estimate what revenue we are actually working with. We propose the following:
    • Eliminate the $17.8 million carry forward from FY 2018 into FY 2019 (which must be used in FY 18 deficit mitigation).
    • The following were compromise proposals included in the bipartisan budget that the governor is counting on for funding. However OPM has never identified these fee increases or expenditures. Therefore, we are choosing not to implement these policies which OPM has failed to define.
      • Eliminate the requirement to increase tax expenditures by $10 million.
      • Eliminate $20 million in fee increases.

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Documentation

Posted on April 20, 2018


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Final FY-19 Republican Budget April 19

FY-2019 Republican Midterm Budget Adjustments

FY-2019 Republican Midterm Revenue Plan

Summary of FY19 GOP Budget

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Tell Democrat Leaders to Override the Governor’s Veto!

Posted on September 28, 2017


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“While not unexpected, the governor’s decision today to veto the bipartisan budget is frustrating if not infuriating, not just for the legislators who got it through our chambers here, but more so for the local leaders who for months have pleaded for us to get a budget in place to allow them to provide the core services their constituents expect—educating children, paving roads, and simply keeping town halls open. Make no mistake, the governor has stamped his seal on this crisis faced by municipalities

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Tell Governor Malloy to Sign the Budget!

Posted on September 27, 2017


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Help us urge Governor Malloy to sign the budget that was passed by the legislature with bipartisan support earlier this month. This is a budget that not only avoids the governor’s draconian executive order that would decimate school funding, it is also a budget that creates stability for our towns and cities over the next two years, and for many years to come. It protects core services and also implements the structural changes our state

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