Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is not on any Hartford playbills this vacation season, however the specter of Connecticut’s previous, current and future political and financial spirits takes middle stage on the State Capitol.
The House and Senate are anticipated to carry particular classes after Thanksgiving to increase the 25-cent fuel tax vacation, which expires on December 1. Republicans have repeatedly put ahead proposals this previous spring and this fall — forward of Election Day — to ease the burden on these very households with available revenue. Let’s not neglect that it was the Democratic majority that rejected an extended Republican tax break within the price range growth final May that might have made this effort pointless. Republicans on the time additionally known as for a discount within the tax on diesel gasoline and an elevated allocation to the LIHEAP program. But the Republicans had been by no means invited into the again room, and the Democrats dismissed all of our fully-vetted plans as mere political video games. Our caucus will stand able to recommit to accountable and proactive planning, at the same time as Democrats proceed to level the finger at a problem they’ve to date ignored