Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday he is working with lawmakers to finalize a balanced budget.
“I can only support an honestly balanced budget that is in balance. A budget that takes care of group homes. A budget that hasn’t left a huge chasm in years gone by,” Lamont said.
House Speaker Matt Ritter said a proposal to raise taxes on wealthy people is unlikely to emerge in a final budget deal with Gov. Ned Lamont.
On Wednesday, his comments came despite strong demands from progressive Democrats and their allies on a new “consumer tax” and a higher income tax payer.
But Ritter points out that the latest budget could include a $ 300 tax credit per child for poor and middle-income families and a tax credit for a high-income state for low-income families. He also said there is more funding for mental health services and nursing homes.