It means the current budget year, which ends in just two months, is
now seriously in the red and next year’s deficit has ballooned to $2.2
It’s happening because the state of Connecticut depends
too much on its wealthy residents, and wealthy residents are leaving,
and the ones that are staying are making less, or are not taking their
profits from the stock market until they see what happens in Washington.
been ten full days since the April 18th tax filing deadline, and
workers at the state tax department are still processing returns coming
in the mail. Even though about 90 percent of all Connecticut residents
file electronically, many still send their checks for taxes due in the
regular mail. It now looks like expected revenue from the final Income
filing will be a whopping $450 million less than had been expected.
year it looks like our first year budget, fiscal ’18, now instead of
having a $1.7 billion deficit to address, it’s now about $2.2 billion,”
said Senate President Pro tem Martin Looney (D-New Haven). And it has a
major impact on the current budget year that ends in just two months.