Accountability

How Senate Voted: State Budget

On Wednesday, June 3, Connecticut’s Senate approved a $40 billion, two-year state budget package–which includes $2 billion in tax hikes, much of those directed at businesses–on a 19-17 vote. How they voted: SEN. DANTE BARTOLOMEO (D) (Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown) YES SEN. TONI BOUCHER (R) (Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport,...

Read More

How House Voted: State Budget

On Wednesday, June 3, Connecticut’s House of Representatives approved a $40 billion, two-year state budget package–which includes $2 billion in tax hikes, much of those directed at businesses–on a 73-70 vote, with eight members absent. How they voted: REP. CATHERINE ABERCROMBIE (D) (Berlin, Meriden) YES REP. TIM ACKERT (R) (Columbia, Coventry, Tolland,...

Read More

How They Voted: $1.8 Billion Tax Hike

The General Assembly's Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee approved a massive tax increase April 29 that impacts just about all Connecticut residents at every level. The $1.8 billion tax package--passed on a largely party-line vote (see below)--supports the spending package approved earlier by the Appropriations Committee....

Read More

How They Voted: Budget, Spending Cap

On April 27, the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee approved a budget proposal that circumvents the state's constitutional spending cap, which was designed to keep government spending in check. The committee approved the proposal--which exempts more than $2 billion in annual contributions to state employee pension and retirement...

Read More