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Progressive group says CT income tax is tone-deaf to inflation

January 20, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

Calls for reforms that would send hundreds of millions of dollars to working class families Connecticut Voices for Children Executive Director Emily Byrne Connecticut officials have ignored for decades the effects of inflation on the state income tax, an oversight that costs low- and middle-income f...

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

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Progressives urge Lamont to make permanent tax relief for the poor

January 12, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

While Gov. Ned Lamont touted plans Wednesday to share one-time federal COVID relief funds with Connecticut’s working poor, progressive reformers urged him next to secure permanent relief for low- and middle-income families. But that would require spending the state’s money, not distributing aid ...

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

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont touts earned income tax credit for low-income residents

January 12, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and advocates touted the sharp increase in the earned income tax credit Wednesday that will put more money into needy families’ pockets. Using federal money, Lamont retroactively changed the credit for the 2021 calendar year for more than 200,000 low-income households....

Authors: Christopher Keating •  Source: Hartford Courant • View

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Progressives to Lamont, GOP: Brace for a debate on tax fairness

January 7, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

With state government cruising toward an unprecedented surplus just shy of $2 billion, Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate Republicans already announced their goals to cut state taxes. But while the GOP and Lamont — a fiscally moderate-to-conservative Democrat —  are expected to stay within the framewo...

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

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