A Better Approach to Budgeting: Concerns about the Austerity Approach of State Budget Proposals
Connecticut’s budget is the clearest statement of its policy priorities. As such, it should prioritize revenue and expense options that advance long-term inclusive economic prosperity, improve equity, and prepare our children for success. In this policy brief we compare the state budget proposals from the Governor, Legislature, and Republican leadership. We conclude that all three adopt an unbalanced approach that fails to address Connecticut’s long-term structural challenges.