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State Finance Briefing Book for Statewide & General Assembly Candidates

State Budget

This briefing book is designed to serve as an information guide on state finance issues in Connecticut for candidates running for statewide offices, and for those running for a seat in Connecticut's General Assembly. The briefing book provides a nonpartisan, independent look at Connecticut's overall budgetary picture and financial outlook, and contains a number of resources for candidates interested in learning more about the state's fiscal health and financial challenges.

The candidate briefing book contains:

  • An overview of Connecticut’s fiscal state and challenges;
  • A fact sheet providing an overview of Connecticut’s budget, revenues, expenditures, fixed costs, pensions, and bonding;
  • An infographic detailing Connecticut’s fixed costs and their growth; and
  • A list of additional resources with greater information about Connecticut’s state finances and fiscal picture.

Connecticut School Finance Project. (2018). State Finance Briefing Book for Statewide & General Assembly Candidates. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctstatefinance.org/assets/uploads/files/2018-State-Finance-Candidate-Briefing-Book.pdf.

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