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Are Lamont and his fellow Democrats headed for a showdown over tax reform?

December 22, 2020 • Fiscal & Economics

Over the next year, Gov. Ned Lamont has to help guide Connecticut’s economy out of the coronavirus pandemic and close a huge budget deficit. Many of the governor’s fellow Democrats say these things cannot be accomplished without doing something Lamont loathes: raising state taxes on Connecticut...

Authors: Keith M. Phaneuf •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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“Voices” Think Tank Targets Tax Code

December 8, 2020 • Fiscal & Economics

A New Haven-based think tank Tuesday proposed three fixes for a regressive tax system that disproportionately burdens working- and middle-class families: higher income tax rates on top earners, new taxes on capital gains and mansions, and expanded property and earned income tax credits. Those propos...

Authors: Thomas Breen •  Source: New Haven Independent • View

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Child advocacy group calls for major tax shift to close ‘highly unjust’ income, wealth gaps

December 8, 2020 • Fiscal & Economics

A leading child advocacy group challenged Connecticut officials Tuesday to shift up to $1.4 billion per year in state and local tax burdens from low- and middle-income households and onto the rich. Connecticut Voices for Children used its annual budget forum to protest what it describes as a regress...

Authors: Keith M. Phaneuf •  Source: Connecticut Mirror • View

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