On April 3rd, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on several bills designed to adopt definitions for the state’s constitutional spending cap. While there are a number of spending cap bills, generally speaking all seek to define: (1) "increase in personal income", (2) "increase in inflation", and (3) "general budget expenditures."
The MetroHartford Alliance supports Governor Malloy and the legislators from both side of the aisle who advocate for definitions for the constitutional spending cap. Employers in Connecticut must have – and all taxpayers deserve - a fiscal structure that provides discipline and predictability in the state budget. This stability is fundamental to the confidence needed by private sector employers to add jobs and increase investment in Connecticut.
The Alliance believes that the adoption of definitions can serve as a unifying priority for all who seek to restore the private sector’s confidence in Connecticut's ability to manage its budgets in both robust and tough economic times. We encourage you to let the Appropriations Committee know that adopting definitions for the constitutional spending cap is a critical step to putting Connecticut on a path to fiscal responsibility.
The information for the public hearing is:
• Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:00 P.M.
• Room 2E, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT
• The hearing’s full agenda is available here
If you are interested in testifying, the Committee will hold first-come, first-served registration for the speaking order lottery from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building. If you are interested in getting your comments on the record but are unable to attend the public hearing, you can direct correspondence to the Committee via email at AppTestimony@cga.ct.gov
If you would like more information about the Alliance’s efforts on Connecticut’s constitutional spending cap, please visit our website