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News from State Senator Beth Bye

May 12, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 2700
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

E-mail me here

On the Web

Capitol: 860-240-0428
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Senate Passes Budget with No Tax Increases

Today, I helped craft and pass a budget with no new taxes. The budget makes long-term spending cuts, consolidates government and institutes fiscal reforms.

Leverages Our Bioscience Sector & Highly Educated Workforce

  • Maintains a strong level of investment in our community hospitals, the drivers of local economies and our emerging bioscience sector
  • Continues to invest significantly in our colleges and universities, which are hubs of innovation and ensure we have a competitive, highly educated workforce

Spending Cuts & Structural Changes

  • $1.5 billion from the state's budget has been cut over the past year
  • Continues the plan to fully fund past pension liabilities including over $1 billion this year

Increases Local Funding & Cuts Car Taxes

  • Municipal funding increased nearly $50 million despite a budget deficit
  • Continues a strong level of local education funding to ensure our education pipeline remains robust
  • Dedicates a new stream of state funding to every town in the state in order to hold down property taxes
  • Statewide cap on car taxes will provide over $61 million of tax relief

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My mailing address is:
Senator Beth Bye, Legislative Office Building, Room 2700, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Capitol telephone: 860-240-0428, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

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