Posts tagged Keith Phaneuf
EDITORIAL: Connecticut needs to make fundamental fiscal changes

"Sometimes we have to take the good with the bad, but the absolute worst we can do is nothing at all."

That was Joe DeLong, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, endorsing a diverse and potentially painful array of recommendations to revitalize Connecticut compiled by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth. The 14-member commission was established by statute last October.

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CCM Endorses Special Commission's Full Report

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has endorsed the full report of a special state commission that called for wide-ranging changes that include tax increases, tax decreases, and moves to help municipalities.

CCM’s 27-member board of directors endorsed the entire package of the state Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth that has generated some controversy by calling for cuts in the state income tax, an increase in the sales tax, and changes in a wide variety of areas.

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Fiscal stability panel promising tough choices for lawmakers

Given the Herculean task of navigating Connecticut through one of its worst fiscal crises in modern history, a new state panel is pledging at least to deliver a map — on time — on Thursday.

But whether the legislature will vote on the recommendations of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth remains uncertain.

Several factors could work against lawmakers’ reaching conclusions this year — not the least of which is the fiscally sobering nature of the study panel’s work.

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