Area lawmaker critical of transfers into General Fund []

May 4, 2015

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Tax and spending increases have been proposed this week by two state legislative committees. Wilton state Senator Toni Boucher is a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. She was critical of the proposals.

She specifically addressed concerns with two transfers. One sends $12 million from the Tobacco Health Trust Fund to the General Fund in each of the next two years. $25 million is diverted from The Special Transportation Fund, despite efforts to prevent that.

Boucher says the lockbox proposals are backed by both parties because the needs are so great, but the transfer jeopardizes that. She says Connecticut residents desperately need transportation infrastructure to be repaired.

Backers of the plan called it a balanced and fair attempt to restore cuts proposed by Governor Malloy.