KYLE CONSTABLE / CTMIRROR.ORG
House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, discusses the House Republicans’ proposed budget revisions.
House and Senate Republicans both called separately Tuesday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to get an extra $650 million in concessions from unionized state employees to solve the growing budget crisis.
The proposals would boost the ask from unions from the nearly $1.57 billion target Malloy announced in February to about $2.2 billion.
That wasn’t the only solution the two Republican caucuses offered Tuesday to counter eroding income tax receipts that have dramatically worsened already formidable deficits in the next two-year budget.
House Republicans recommended:
- Eliminating a sales tax revenue-sharing program with cities and towns;
- Dramatically reducing the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor