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STATE SENATOR

Tim Larson

Getting Results

A Bipartisan Budget

With our state facing tough fiscal challenges, Democrats and Republicans put aside our differences, came together and compromised to pass a bipartisan budget that moves Connecticut forward. This budget reflects some difficult choices but I believe this agreement is fair, draws upon the best ideas and compromises from both political parties, and represents the priorities of Connecticut residents.

Protects Hartford From Bankruptcy

  • Injects extra funding into Hartford to protect from bankruptcy
  • Shields countless residents of neighboring towns from devastating job losses that count on Hartford for work
  • Creates new Municipal Accountability Review Board for increased oversight and requirements to reduce city expenses

Protects Taxpayers & Businesses

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

Invest in Our Economy

  • Invests in the innovation economy through competitive grants for our cities
  • Supports our local manufacturers and job-training programs
  • Invests in new and growing small businesses
  • Builds our emeging bioscience and green energy industries

Budget Cuts & Long-Term Changes

  • Cuts over $1 billion from the state budget
  • Makes important structural changes resulting in significant long-term savings
  • Caps state spending and borrowing
  • Pays down the state‚Äôs old debts and pensions
  • Institutes a state hiring freeze

Prioritizes Students & Education

  • Protects UConn, community colleges, 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

Crumbling Foundation Relief

  • Provides grants and low-interest loans for homeowners with crumbling concrete foundations
  • Puts fair procedures and processes in place to repair and restore crumbling foundations with strong oversight protections