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Ted Kennedy, Jr.

Listening to You

Cutting Spending & Streamlining Government

I supported the recent bipartisan budget compromise because it reflects a collective consensus that Democrats and Republicans can work together as a team for the greater good of Connecticut. This budget reflects months of bipartisan negotiations as well as the suggestions and comments I have received from you, my constituents in the 12th Senatorial District. This budget:

  • Protects Taxpayers & Businesses
    Our budget does NOT raise income tax rates, sales tax rates, or business tax rates.
  • Invests in Our Economy
    Our budget invests in the innovation economy through competitive grants for our cities and supports our local manufacturers and job-training programs. In addition, the budget invests in new and growing small businesses while focusing on building our emerging bioscience industry.


  • Cuts Taxes for Seniors
    Our budget cuts taxes for seniors by eliminating all tax on Social Security and pension income for single filers with an income below $75,000 and joint filers below $100,000 by 2019, providing seniors with increased financial security that will help them remain in their homes and continue to support the local economy.


  • Makes Tough Choices with Budget Cuts & Long-Term Changes
    Our budget cuts over $2 billion from the state budget and makes important structural changes resulting in significant long-term savings. The budget also caps state spending and borrowing while paying down the state’s old debts and pensions.
  • Prioritizes Students & Education
    Our budget maintains a strong level of local education funding by reversing devastating cuts proposed by the governor. It also protects college scholarships for low- and middle income students.