Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan voted against a two-year state budget that will increase taxes by nearly $2 billion dollars and spending by a $1 billion dollars.
“I understand that no budget is perfect, but this one misses the mark with more taxes and more spending,” said Rep. MacLachlan.
Rep. MacLachlan continued, “This budget is bad for small businesses, grows state government, and makes little effort to reign in spending the way every Connecticut family does when budgets are tight. I was hopeful that the new Administration would make bold changes, but this is more of the same.”
The budget expands the sales tax to include new services and fee on things like dry cleaners and digital downloads. In addition, the budget creates a new tax on restaurants, plastic bags, and will force LLC’s to pay more in income taxes.