State Sen. George S. Logan on September 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 new tax on non-prescription drugs and medicines;
- No real estate conveyance tax hike;
- No sales tax hike;
- No tax hike on restaurants;
- No tax hike on hospitals;
- No property tax hikes;
- No income tax hikes;
- No tolls or mileage taxes; and
- No home heating oil and propane energy taxes.
- 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; and
- Prioritizes progress to upgrade and innovate our transportation infrastructure.
Sen. Logan represents Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany and Derby; and parts of Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. He can be reached at George.Logan@cga.ct.gov or 800 842-1421 or on the web at www.SenatorGeorgeLogan.com.