Connecticut House approves state budget; Senate to vote next
The Connecticut House has approved a new state budget that makes big investments in children, climate change, and paying down pension debt – but also includes historic tax cuts.
The budget heads to the state Senate for a vote today.
Gov. Ned Lamont says the budget includes the deepest cuts in state history.
Most parents will get a $250 rebate check - for up to three children.
There's also a car tax cut - for about half of Connecticut's towns -- and pensions will no longer be taxed - an effort to keep retirees from moving south.
Republicans say Connecticut can afford even bigger tax cuts.
The budget approves a 6.4% spending hike.