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News 12: Gov. Lamont delivers budget with historic tax cuts, but cautious spending

John Craven, News 12

February 08, 2023 - less than 1 minute

Gov. Ned Lamont delivered a budget address Wednesday that includes the biggest income tax cut in Connecticut history, as well as added spending on schools and housing. The proposal drew praise from both sides of the aisle, but critics called it too cautious.


Speaking of schools, Lamont’s budget rebuffed calls from both Democrats and Republicans to accelerate local school funding.

"School districts are on the edge of a catastrophic fiscal cliff that may require them to lay off teachers, counselors and paraprofessionals,” said Lisa Hammersley, executive director of the School and State Finance Project.

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