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"It's going to be tough, but let's do it together," governor says. "The budget I have proposed is far from perfect and I welcome your input...let's work together on an honest budget...one that gets our state moving again." #ctbudget

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"I know this tolling idea sounds like one more damn tax for people to pay," governor says. Adds state's #transportation system can't be fixed without revenue--"we cannot borrow our way out of this mess." #ctbudget

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Lamont invites businesses "to step up and partner with me to help the next generation of talent repay their student loans and save for their futures." Says @StanleyBlkDeckr, @Travelers already agreed to offer programs. #ctbudget

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Governor proposes eliminating the biennial $250 business entity tax, "which is a costly nuisance, especially to #smallbiz,." Not mentioned--#ctbudget proposal hikes the $20 annual business filing fee to $100.

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Lamont says broad based expansion of sales tax makes it "more robust, fairer, and raises the revenue we need to get #ctbudget into balance. I have been forewarned...every tax expenditure has a strong lobby behind it and the push back will be ferocious."

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Lamont says skyrocketing bond authorizations "consuming more and more of #ctbudget;" proposes cutting bonding by nearly $600 million a year. "Connecticut is on a debt diet – and I am going to make sure we stick to that plan."

19 hours ago
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Governor calls for pension changes, including COLA adjustments, saying state "needs breathing room to maintain our current commitments and invest in #education, #transportation, and workforce development." #ctbudget

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"Fixed costs inherited from the past consume nearly a third of Connecticut’s budget," Lamont says in his #ctbudget address. "This hurts our ability to make investments in our future—putting us at an enormous competitive disadvantage."

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Lamont says fiscal crisis is not just a short-term #ctbudget hole. "We are digging that hole deeper by $400-$500 million annually, due to fixed costs such as pensions, state employee healthcare, and bonded debt—all growing faster than our economy."

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