A New Direction

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Learn More about our Budget – A New Direction for CT

Connecticut is facing a financial crisis of historic proportions. Our economy is depressed, families are struggling and a $5 billion state deficit threatens even more pain.

We can get out of this mess, but we have to think differently to move Connecticut in a new direction.

That’s the goal Republicans had in mind when we crafted our state budget proposal to create stability today and prosperity for future generations. Now that our budget has passed the legislature with bipartisan support, we are asking the governor to sign this budget into law – NOT veto it.Here’s why:

Our budget includes structural changes, no new taxes and protects funding for core services like mental health care, substance abuse treatment and services for those with disabilities. It does not push new financial burdens onto municipalities. It prioritizes transportation needs and stabilizes transportation funding without tolls, lowers taxes for retirees and helps seniors age in place. It also aims to address Connecticut’s achievement gap by implementing a new Education Cost Sharing grant formula that weighs factors such as enrollment, poverty and English language learner population so resources go to students most in need.

You can view all details about the Republican budget at the following links.