Capitol Report: Budget remains top priority as end of legislative session nears

Capitol Report

Monday is a huge day at the Capitol.

Governor Lamont’s top priority, his two-year, $43 billion state budget, is handed over to the Democratic-controlled legislature.

The budget avoids raising income taxes on the wealthy, adds new sales taxes, and leans heavily on savings to state employee health care costs.

Related Content: Lawmakers spend Saturday at the State Capitol, hold off budget discussion until Monday

Lamont promised a budget on time, while Republican leaders feel they were shut out of negotiations. 

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