Lawmakers release budget, Lamont gets most requests

Posted: Updated:
HARTFORD -

Two months after Gov. Ned Lamont put out his budget proposal, the state budget writing committee approved its own spending plan Tuesday afternoon.

Leaders of the state Appropriations Commitee say they expect Lamont’s controversial plan to shift some teacher pension payments to towns to end up in the final budget. However, because of an apparent printing mistake, the panel did not vote on that idea today. 

Towns are expected to put up a fight, saying property taxes will go up if they have to cover pensions. 

Gov. Lamont is also getting a Paid Family Medical Leave program and a hike in minimum wage.

Lawmakers also want to fund a new class of state troopers. 

One thing Lamont isn't getting in the plan is a cut in the Medicare Savings Program for seniors. The budget writing panel also rejected Lamont's so-called “debt diet." 

Democrats also backed off another controversial idea that would have targeted Connecticut's richest residents with a new tax on investment income. They decided to simply study the idea.

 RELATED STORIES: 
Gov. Lamont delivers budget address in Hartford 
‘Fix this damn budget’ Gov. Lamont says in 1st State of the State address  
Gov. Lamont calls for 'sin taxes' in new budget proposal 
‘Far from perfect’ CT budget scrutinized at state Capitol 

 

 

 

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Your Oct. 16 storm photos

    Your Oct. 16 storm photos

    Storm photos Oct. 17Storm photos Oct. 17
    Storm photos Oct. 17Storm photos Oct. 17
    Heavy right and high winds swept through the tri-state area due to a large coast storm on the night of Oct. 16. Here are your photos from the storm.
    Heavy right and high winds swept through the tri-state area due to a large coast storm on the night of Oct. 16. Here are your photos from the storm.
  • Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
  • Just Married in Connecticut

    Just Married in Connecticut

    News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding.News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding.

    News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedCT.  

    News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedCT.  

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."