The Governor’s Budget Proposal: Revenues, Fixed Costs, and Municipal Aid

Back • Publication Date: October 19th, 2017

Authors: Ray Noonan and Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.

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For more than 100 days, Connecticut has operated without a budget, and its children and families have suffered the consequences. As policymakers continue to craft a roadmap for the next two years, Governor Malloy has released a new budget proposal, highlighting some of the major points of contention in recent negotiations.

Policymakers differ most greatly in three areas: revenue, fixed costs, and municipal aid. How they resolve these differences will determine the extent to which Connecticut prioritizes a sustainable budget, growing economy, and equitable society. In this brief, we describe how the Governor’s proposal addresses these concerns, how his policies compare to other recently released proposals, and how they would impact children and families.