From Sal Luciano of Council 4 AFSCME (h/t Capitol Watch):
Our members stepped up this year and agreed to significant givebacks to help balance the budget. It’s too bad the governor is still sheltering billionaires by cutting their inheritance taxes.
From House Republican Leader Larry Cafero:
I cannot speculate on the response this proposal will receive from the entire House Republican caucus until we have the opportunity to discuss and digest it. We maintain that this is the absolute worst time to raise taxes and believe that Connecticut can have a budget solution without tax increases. But we continue to stand ready to work toward a bipartisan budget agreement.
From House Speaker Chris Donovan (h/t CTNJ):
“We’re happy to see that she’s recognized the need to ask those who have a bit more to contribute to our deficit by including the millionaires tax,”
From CTGOP Chair Chris Healy:
The proposed increases in personal income tax and the surcharge of certain business are disappointing. The budget proposal offered by the House and Senate Republicans recently, does accomplish similar goals without the burdens of more taxes on those who already bear most of the burden for the state. No Republican Legislator should feel compelled to support any budget with tax increases – especially when the Democratic Super-Majority insists that spending is not the problem, but revenue is.