Sen. Berthel Applauds Bipartisan Approval of Republican Budget Proposal

September 15, 2017

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State Senator Eric Berthel on Sep. 15 applauded the Connecticut State Senate’s bipartisan approval of the Republican budget proposal.


Three Democratic lawmakers joined Republicans in voting for the amended state budget, which passed by a vote of 21 to 15.


The amended budget now goes to the state House of Representatives for a vote.
The Republican proposal contains:

  • No new tax on cell phones
  • No real estate conveyance tax hike
  • No sales tax hike
  • No tax hike on restaurants
  • No property tax hikes
  • No income tax hikes
  • No tax on firearms
  • No tolls or mileage taxes
  • No home heating oil and propane energy taxes
  • No new tax on “seasonal” homes.

The plan:

  • Reduces taxes for retirees
  • Restores funding for local education
  • Restores funding for core social services for our neediest residents
  • Provides property tax and educational funding stability for towns and cities
  • Makes structural budgetary changes, such as an enforceable state spending cap, requiring voting on state labor contracts and an effective bond cap
  • Prioritizes progress to upgrade and innovate our transportation infrastructure.

Budget details are attached.


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*Sen. Berthel – – represents Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, and Woodbury. He can be reached at 800-842-1421 and at [email protected].