Connecticut General Assembly

Raise Our Taxes, We Can Afford It

As Connecticut considers how to close our projected $2.8 billion budget gap for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, we urge the governor and General Assembly to consider a higher tax rate on upper-income people like us — as New York has done and Massachusetts is doing.

Connecticut leads the nation in median income and income inequality. While the top 1 percent garnered 84 percent of all income growth in the state between 1979 and 2012, many poor families and children struggle to get by.

Rather than balance the budget with cuts to education, health care, the earned income tax credit and other programs that support our most vulnerable citizens, Connecticut should instead ask...

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