Connecticut Voices for Children hosted its 17th annual State Budget Forum, “Solving Connecticut’s Structural Challenges” on January 30th at the Capitol, where we provided an in-depth look at the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing the state this upcoming session. Presentations covered some of the most pressing budgetary issues before the state legislature this session, including new fiscal restrictions, surging pension costs, the declining Children's Budget, and fundamental tax reforms.
Ray Noonan, Associate Policy Fellow at Connecticut Voices for Children, and Michael Mazerov, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, presented on Connecticut's fiscal situation. Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Susan Weisselberg, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Representative Matt Ritter, House Majority Leader, Representative Brandon McGee, Assistant Majority Leader, and Representative Vincent Candelora, Deputy Republican Leader, offered their perspectives on the challenges ahead.
You can find slides, materials, and publications from the event on the right side of the page. You can watch the full event below, or go to CT-N.