(Photo) Sen. Kissel Votes for Historic Middle Class Tax Cut, Support for Schools, Towns

June 6, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Kissel backs budget with historic middle class tax cut which adheres to fiscal guardrails, increases aid to schools, and supports municipalities

Sen. John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today voted in favor of a balanced budget that provides historic tax relief, increases school aid, and supports municipalities while abiding by the state’s bipartisan fiscal guardrails.

“While I would have preferred less spending and more tax relief, this budget offers plenty of positives for the residents of north-central Connecticut,” Sen. Kissel said. “It provides the first state income tax cuts in three decades, and those tax cuts will ease burdens for working and middle class families. That income tax relief was a priority for Connecticut Republicans.

“The budget boosts aid to schools and towns, which also was our priority and is good news for students, parents, teachers and property taxpayers. It maintains the bipartisan spending caps and budgetary guardrails that Republicans pushed to implement back in 2017. Those limitations on our government spending have helped create our current surplus, improve our credit rating and reduce debt. Spending discipline has led us to a point where we are cutting people’s taxes, and if we stay disciplined and keep our spending in check, we can reduce taxes even further in the future.”

On May 10, Senate Republicans proposed a “$1.5 Billion Back” state budget plan which represented the largest income tax and property tax cuts in state history.

The budget bill now heads to the governor, who has pledged to sign it into law.

*State Senator John A. Kissel, a Chief Deputy Senate Republican Leader, is currently serving his 16th term representing Connecticut’s 7th Senate District, which includes East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and parts of Ellington, Granby and Windsor.