It’s mid-September and Connecticut is still without a state budget agreement. However, we may see a budget deal today.
The Finance Committee is scheduled to meet at 11:30 am, followed by a caucus, to consider revenue options. According to many news outlets, they are considering tax hikes on hospitals, cigarettes and tobacco products, and possibly cell phones (www.ctmirror.org
As the budget is still being written, we have no way of knowing whether we support or oppose it yet. However, it is possible that the House could take up the budget later this evening.
Please check your personal email accounts later today. As we receive more information about the budget, we may be asking you to take action by calling or writing your legislators.