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Gov. Lamont Lands Budget Deal To Deliver Massive Tax Cut and Provide Direct Relief for Families

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Gov. Lamont’s Budget Also Includes Major Investments in Child Care, Mental Health

Working families across Connecticut are set to see relief on taxes and other kitchen table costs thanks to Governor Ned Lamont, as he just landed a deal on the state budget that provides nearly $600 million in tax relief.

The unprecedented tax relief includes up to a $750 credit for families with kids, expands the property tax credit from $200 to $300, and boosts the Earned Income Tax Credit to save eligible households an estimated extra $300 each.

The budget will extend Gov. Lamont’s suspension of the gas tax until December. The suspension, which has been saving drivers money at the pump since April 1st, will save drivers an additional $150 million — as Democratic governors across the country continue to fight inflation and lower costs. The budget deal also makes significant investments to make child care more affordable, along with expanding access to mental health care.

“Since taking office, Gov. Lamont has fixed the budget, grown the economy and continues to lower costs for Connecticut families,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Gov. Lamont’s historic budget deal is just another example of unprecedented relief for working families where they need it most — from child care and mental health, to savings at the pump.”

Here are the headlines people across Connecticut are reading about Gov. Lamont’s budget deal:

  • CT Post: Connecticut budget deal extends gas tax holiday until December: “The tax-and-spending package, reflecting a flood of robust sales and income-tax revenue, will include $300 property tax credits for most residents and a one-year child tax credit of $250 per child to cover about 600,000 kids, worth about $125 million.” 
  • Associated Press: Connecticut Democrats reach deal on state budget, tax cuts: “[The budget] also includes substantial new spending for mental health programs for children and early childhood programs, which have struggled to pay workers competitive wages while ensuring services are affordable to families.”