Steve Cassano

Proposals To Raise Sales Tax, Increase Tax Rate On Wealthy Bring Little Consensus

Proposals To Raise Sales Tax, Increase Tax Rate On Wealthy Bring Little Consensus

There is little consensus among Democrats on various controversial budget proposals released Thursday.

As deadlines quickly approach for two legislative committees, lawmakers continued to discuss their options, including raising the sales tax and taxing the state's highest earners at a higher rate.

"There's a pretty broad diversity of opinion" among lawmakers about how to tackle the state deficit, according to the co-chairman of the finance committee, Jason Rojas.

"There are some who understand the need for spending reductions, others are concerned about the impact of the reductions we've already made," the Democrat from East Hartford said...

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