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Yankee Institute Statement on Passage of the State Budget Agreement

HARTFORD (May 3) – “Connecticut’s unprecedented budget surplus meant state officials could have given middle-class families and businesses meaningful relief from the destructive Malloy-era tax hikes. Instead, Governor Lamont and the General Assembly squandered that surplus on a mix of election-year tax gimmicks and a spending spree that will together hike general fund expenditures almost 7 percent next year. Worst of all, the entire 673-page budget bill was voted on just hours after lawmakers received copies—and before Connecticut residents could make sense of it.”

Statement attributable to Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute.

Yankee Staff

Yankee Institute is a 501(c)(3) research and citizen education organization that does not accept government funding. Yankee Institute develops and advances free-market, limited-government solutions in Connecticut. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee is a leading advocate for smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity.

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