This past week the Appropriations Committee passed their spending plan and the Finance committee, on which I serve, passed a revenue package. Unfortunately, the budget and tax package proposals lack the bipartisanship that existed last session when the numbers in the House of Representatives and the State Senate were more balanced.
You can watch the debate on the Appropriations Committee, here and read the spending plan here.
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee where we debated the proposed tax package, you can watch here and you can read the tax plan here.
Normally the spending plan and tax package match up to make a completed state budget plan but in this case some of the spending policies are funded with revenues not provided in the revenue package.
The next step in the process is for legislative leaders and the governor to sit down and negotiate a final state budget plan. I will remain hopeful the governor will work to bring both parties together to craft a bipartisan budget that improves Connecticut’s economic future.
Next week the House is scheduled to be in session to consider and vote on bills, May 7th, May 8th and May 9th. You can watch the House debate on those days here: CT-N or on channel 59 on Cablevision.
You can find a list of bills on the Go List, here.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me directly at Brenda.Kupchick@cga.ct.gov.
I hope you find this information helpful,
State Rep. Brenda Kupchick
Proudly serving Fairfield & Southport