Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rep. Doug Dubitsky - Budget Update

The Democrats have completely failed the people of this state. Democrats control both houses of the Legislature and the governorship. Yet since January, the Democrats have been completely incapable of proposing a legitimate balanced budget that the House and Senate can vote on.
House Republicans have proposed three fully-vetted forward-looking balanced budgets with no tax increases and no draconian cuts to towns or essential services. We have been and continue to be ready to debate and vote on our budget, but the Speaker of the House has flatly refused to allow any vote on any budget proposal. With the start of the fiscal year looming, the Democrats’ dereliction of their legislative duty is throwing our towns into financial turmoil. Our towns cannot finalize their municipal budgets without a state budget in place. We owe it to the people of this state to set a biennial budget the towns can rely on. The Speaker should immediately call the Legislature into Special Session and let us vote on a state budget.
 
Below are links to the House Republicans’ most recent fully-vetted, balanced, no tax increase budget.
House Republicans two-year budget proposal
  • Round 3 Budget changes: A list of major changes from House Republicans’ second budget proposal to our third proposal to keep our budget balanced. Most recently, we removed all fee increases and restored existing tax exemptions.

  • Appropriations: This is the budget. It shows how much House Republicans would appropriate to each account in the budget compared to the current year.

  • Municipal Aid: This is the run of major grants to each municipality. All towns will receive additional education funding. And, all towns will be flat-funded with regard to ALL municipal aid, including education funding.

  • All Budget Changes: A list of every policy and current services update on the spending side of the House Republican budget.

  • Revenue Changes: A list of every policy and current services update on the revenue side of the House Republican budget

Thank you,




Doug Dubitsky

47th District - Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich, Scotland, and Sprague.

As always, please feel free contact me anytime at Doug.Dubitsky@cga.ct.gov or 1-800-842-1423. You can also follow my legislative activity by visiting my website, http://www.cthousegop.com/dubitsky/.

 
State Rep. Doug Dubitsky
800-842-1423 (Toll Free)
860-240-8700 (Local)

  


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