Through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the State of Connecticut will have nearly $3 billion in discretionary spending available to help fuel our recovery from the pandemic. At this critical moment in our state's history, it's crucial that state government use this money properly to push our state toward success.
Governor Lamont has issued a proposal, but our plan includes new priorities we believe better fit what's needed to revive our state. Our chief goal was to avoid using these one-time federal revenues for current or new long-term programs, aiming to avoid making our state’s structural budgetary problems worse. We focused our attention on infrastructure challenges that have been revealed through the pandemic as well as concepts we contend will help fuel economic growth.
Connecticut is set to receive more than $141 million in federal aid for capitol projects. See below for just a few of our ideas.