NORWALK - Gov. Dannel Malloy's (D-Conn.) budget address this afternoon has received mixed reviews from residents, with the biggest reaction coming over the governor's proposal to increase sales tax for the first time in 20 years.
At the Silver Star Restaurant in Norwalk, some diners said a 6-percent sales tax is enough and a .25-percent increase is not the answer. One diner suggested the governor should focus on lowering taxes instead to help the people of Connecticut.
However, with Connecticut facing a $3.2 billion deficit, others agreed with the proposal, saying the state could benefit from a sales tax increase, especially with the nation still in the middle of a recession.
One topic everyone was able to agree on was Malloy's desire to create more jobs in the state.
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