Senate Votes on Budget Bill

05.03.2011
Issues & Policies

Early this morning, after hours of debate, the State Senate approved by a 19-17 vote the budget package proposed by Democratic leadership. Democrats joining Republicans in voting against the bill, which will increase taxes by at least $1.4 billion, were Sen. Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury), Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) and Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford).

Here is the bill itself, with a good explanation of it and the fiscal note.

New Budget BillBill Analysis  |  Fiscal Note

And here is how its increase of the personal income tax will impact Connecticut’s small businesses.

The House is expected to take up the budget bill today.

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