Do you want a say in how Connecticut spends your tax dollars? Now’s your chance. The state Spending Cap Commission is holding five public hearings across the state to get your input on what parts of the state budget should fall under the cap. All hearings run from 4 to 7 pm.
Wed., Oct. 5 | Hartford (1st Congressional District)
Legislative Office Building, Room 1E
For those planning on testifying, signups will begin at 1 pm in Room 2700 of the LOB (Appropriations Committee Office). For all other hearings, signup is at 3 pm.
Thurs., Oct. 13 | Bridgeport (4th Congressional District)
City Council Chambers, Bridgeport City Hall
45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Wed., Oct. 19 | New Haven (3rd Congressional District)
Wed., Oct. 26 | Windham (2nd Congressional District)
Wed., Nov. 16 | Waterbury (5th Congressional District)
The spending cap was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 1992 after enactment of the state income tax. It is imperative that the legislature enact an enforceable cap that brings budget stability by capping the amount the state can spend in any given year.
In recent years, policymakers have exempted more and more expenditures from the cap, opening the door for unfettered spending of your tax dollars.
CBIA believes strongly that all state budget expenditures (other than debt service) should fall under the spending cap’s restrictions. (See talking points.)
It is imperative that the legislature enact an enforceable cap that brings budget stability by capping the amount the state can spend in any given year.
CBIA will be providing testimony and urges you to do so as well.
For additional information or questions, please email CBIA’s Louise DiCocco or call her at 203.589.6515.