APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSES BUDGET
Unveiling a budget that protects funding for mental health services, municipalities, seniors, children, libraries, schools, healthcare, arts, tourism and social services, Rep. Toni Walker and Democratic colleagues on the Appropriations Committee moved the budget debate forward. You can see Rep. Walker and Sen. Beth Bye review the highlights on CT-N. Or watch the full committee debate.
Chairs of the Appropriations Committee Discuss the Committee's Proposed Biennial Budget.
The budget cuts deeply: The Appropriation Committee's proposed FY 16-17 General Fund budget cuts $504 million from the current services budget in FY 16 and $760.3 million from the current services budget in FY 17. It also seeks a $59 million cut over the next two years in salary adjustments for non-unionized state employees, and $62.5 million in overtime savings over the same time period.Share