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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

Bipartisan Budget Deal

With our state facing tough fiscal challenges, I sat down with my fellow Democratic and Republican leaders in the Connecticut General Assembly to find a solution that we could all agree on. By putting aside our differences, the leaders of the four legislative caucuses compromised to pass a bipartisan budget that moves Connecticut forward.

Protects Taxpayers & Businesses

  • Does NOT raise income tax rates
  • Does NOT raise sales tax rates
  • Does NOT raise business or corporate tax rates
     

Invests In Our Economy

  • Invests in the innovation economy through competitive grants which enable our cities to reenvision our urban centers and grow jobs
  • Supports our local manufacturers and job training programs
  • Invests in small businesses that look to start and grow in our local communities
  • Protects funding to Norwalk Hospital and other hospitals, the drivers of our local economy and our emerging bioscience sector
     

Budget Cuts & Long-Term Changes

  • Cuts over $2 billion from the state budget
  • Makes important structural changes resulting in significant long-term savings
  • Caps state spending and borrowing
  • Pays down the state's old debts and pensions
  • Institutes a state hiring freeze
     

Prioritizes Students & Education

  • Protects Norwalk Community College and other state universities from devastating cuts
  • Maintains a strong level of local education funding to ensure that our schools remain among the best in the nation
  • Protects college scholarships for low- and middle-income students