Connecticut lawmakers approve new state budget that includes tax cut

Connecticut lawmakers approved a new state budget in a 31-4 vote Wednesday that includes tax cut and infusion of cash for towns, schools and nonprofits.
The budget relies on the one-time American Rescue Plan relief from Washington, D.C.
Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement, “The bipartisan approval of the 2022-2023 biennial state budget sends a clear message to all of the residents of our great state – this is the most progressive, transformative, and life-changing budget our state has ever seen. We agreed across party lines that now is the time to ensure thousands of families have access to affordable childcare, the expansion of access to free and affordable healthcare will provide security to households, and investments in our future through workforce development will make our state stronger. The investments in equity will lift up our state for generations to come. I want to thank the co-chairs of the Appropriations and Finance Committees and the bipartisan leaders of the General Assembly for working with my administration to move our state forward with this budget.”