Lamont pushes for tax cuts in speech to legislature
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont introduced an election-year “Connecticut difference” budget to the General Assembly on Wednesday that would leverage a $1.5 billion surplus and allow him and his fellow Democrats to provide tax relief while maintaining a $3 billion Emergency Fiscal Reserve.
“Just as I would not allow the state to be defined by a chronic fiscal crisis, I will not allow it to be defined by a COVID crisis,” Lamont said during a joint session of the House and Senate. “Despite the intense headwinds of a global pandemic, we have made significant progress with more jobs being created, more families moving into our state, and more opportunity for all. It’s the Connecticut difference, and we’ll continue to do it every day.