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Malloy on His Budget Plan: 'No New Taxes'

The governor has to work with the state's General Assembly this session on how to plug a $2 billion hole in the Connecticut budget.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pledging that Connecticut taxpayers will see no new taxes in the budget deficit plan he is crafting.

Malloy is facing a $2 billion state budget shortfall when the new fiscal year begins July 1 and is expected to release his new budget on Wednesday, according to the Hartford Courant. 

"There's no new taxes in this budget,'' the Courant quotes Malloy from a press conference the governor held Friday. "I've said that. I told you that months ago, and none of you believed me. There's enough pain to go around in this budget..."

Many in the state are bracing for the cuts that could come as a result of his budget proposal. While Malloy after his election in 2010 quickly gained the trust of local leaders because of his friendly overtures toward smaller communities and their needs, town leaders now are worried that his cuts could come at the expense of local programs and aid.

Malloy's budget dilemma comes after, and despite of, the largest state tax increase in state history — some $1.5 billion in new revenues — that the governor proposed and the state legislature passed in 2011.

Paul Chotkowski February 04, 2013 at 09:31 PM
What is it about Progressive / Socialists like Governor Mao Loy who can’t tell the truth. He truly thinks that the citizens are stupid & that only he and his cronies know best [duah ... that’s the definition of a Progressive]. As we enter this budget season please recall 1) The Democrat majority in the CGA never met a tax that they didn’t love! 2) A tax that expires is one that is no longer paid by the citizens of the state. If you continue a tax that was going to expire, it has the same effect as adding a new tax. Any reasonable person realizes that if you were not going to be required to pay a tax in September & now you are, Governor Mao Loy has raised your taxes, and 3) Cutting state aid to cities & towns [not Democrat voting cities] which forces them to raise property taxes, is morally the same as Governor Mao Loy raising taxes. He says he will not raise taxes. Most citizens believe that this means that the Government will not be taking more of their hard earned wages. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE! You will be paying more because the Democrat’s economic policy of Tax, Spend, & Redistribute is crippling our state’s economy. Their policy will cause the Government to take more of your money so they can continue to give it to Covetous Takers & State Union Employees [oops that was redundant]. Keep electing the same Hacks & they will keep picking your pockets. Consider an alternative while there are still more Skilled Makers in the state than there are Covetous Takers!
Jack R. February 04, 2013 at 10:35 PM
I guess all of those expiring credit don't qualify as new taxes. I think that what people mean by cooking the books. Biggest tax increase in history and we still need more to run our bloated CT government and continually expanding programs.
Robert Kalechman February 04, 2013 at 11:37 PM
When will the the elected offical of Connecticut both State and Federal tell us the truth, Simsbury needs better information from these same official
Happy Percy February 05, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Tell the truth?? The old excuse...he deserves the high pay because everyone in Government gets paid that much in this are, this includes teachers too! Such a SAD excuse for the out of control wages that are in New England towns, i.e. Community Developer for Granby gets paid $150,000 plus benefits for a Town of 11,000 people, this is hideous. Maybe the Public Servant should become a Public Servant again??
Robert Kalechman February 06, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Tomorrow will tell the story Government under Governor Malloy not going well at all we still pay more taxes then ever before and the Governor wants to bond more and not pay off the bonds until 2016 paying more money each year and he adds a new State Agency and only 117 town will see state education money for the town of Simsbury Told you so but you all were to busy voting for Hampton and Witco's in two years a change may be to late and the Gov will be in Washington D.C. as head of a Federal Agency

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