September 19, 2017/Multimedia

For months, Connecticut Republicans promised a “tax-free budget.” They were lying.

Republicans promised for months that their budget would have no new taxes. They were lying the whole time. The GOP budget that passed the legislature has $840 million in new taxes — including $139 million in new taxes on the working poor.

In addition, it would

  • Decimate higher education;

  • Attack working people and the right to collectively bargain;

  • Leave people faced with crumbling foundations high and dry;

  • Fail to make much-needed investments in our urban centers;

  • Kill Connecticut’s clean election program, allowing special interests to exert even more influence over elections.

  • And fail to make the structural reforms Republicans promised — indeed the budget would INCREASE Connecticut’s long-term deficit.