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Connecticut's Fixed Costs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Fixed Costs

Fixed costs are an increasing portion of the Connecticut state budget, and are expenditures the State is obligated to make. In fiscal year 2018, almost half ($9.15 billion) of Connecticut's total General Fund expenditures were categorized as "fixed costs." As the State's fixed costs are increasing, the amount of money available for the discretionary — or non-fixed — portion of Connecticut's General Fund is shrinking.

This infographic details the items that make up Connecticut's fixed costs, and how they have grown over the years.


Connecticut School Finance Project. (2018). Connecticut's Fixed Costs [Infographic]. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctstatefinance.org/assets/uploads/files/CTs-Fixed-Costs-Infographic.pdf.

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