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Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Guide

Jan 16, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This Legislative Guide, created by the School and State Finance Project, was created to help community members better engage with Connecticut elected officials and make sure their voices are heard on issues that are important to them. The guide not only provides an introduction to Connecticut's state government, it provides tips for interacting with legislators, including information about testifying at public hearings, calling legislative offices, scheduling meetings with state representatives or senators, and more.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • 2020

FAQs: Connecticut Regional School Districts

Jan 2, 2020

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This frequently asked questions document by the School and State Finance Project provides information about Connecticut's 17 regional school districts, which educate a combined enrollment of more than 24,00 students. Regional school districts in Connecticut are public school districts created by two or more municipalities to educate their student populations jointly. This FAQ document answers questions about the creation, administration, and funding of Connecticut's regional school districts.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • Regionalization
  • Student Enrollment
  • 2020

Connecticut's Quasi-Public Agencies

Dec 23, 2019

School + State Finance Project Original Content

Connecticut’s quasi-public agencies are independent government corporations that, while maintaining some government oversight and accountability, are not under the direct control of the government and its many controls and requirements. This policy briefing looks at each of Connecticut’s 17 quasi-public agencies and details their backgrounds, governance structures, revenues and expenditures, and additional requirements. Additionally, this policy briefing makes note of actions other states have taken in regard to quasi-public agencies, and presents several recommendations for strengthening the transparency and operations of Connecticut’s quasi-publics.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Fiscal Transparency
  • 2019

Connecticut Economy & State Finance 101

Dec 2, 2019

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This presentation from the School and State Finance Project covers the basics of what an economy is, and how Connecticut's economy and its state budget interact and impact one another. The presentation also explores how choices impact the economy and what affects Connecticut's economic policy decisions.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Bonding
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  • Population & Workforce
  • State Budget
  • State Debt (Connecticut)
  • State Expenditures
  • State Revenues
  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • Taxes - General
  • 2019

FAQs: Proposal to Shift a Portion of CT’s Income Tax to a Payroll Tax

Jul 30, 2019

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This frequently asked questions document addresses many of the questions that have been raised surrounding the payroll tax proposed and designed by the Connecticut School Finance Project, which would serve as a partial replacement for the state income tax and help reduce individual and business tax burdens as well as mitigate the impact of recent federal tax changes on Connecticut taxpayers.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Taxes - General
  • Taxes - Personal Income
  • 2019

State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) Agreements

Jul 31, 2017

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) is made up of 15 public sector employee unions representing roughly 46,000 Connecticut state employees. SEBAC was recognized in 1986 under Conn. Acts 86-411 to negotiate with the State on healthcare and pension benefits for its individual unions’ active members, as well as retirees.

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Reports on State Financial Operations - State Treasurer (Auditors of Public Accounts)

Dec 31, 2019

Annual report from Connecticut's Auditors of Public Accounts looking at "financial statements and certain other information of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut as they pertain to the central accounting of state financial operations."

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  • State Debt (Connecticut)
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Connecticut State Budget Process (Office of Fiscal Analysis)

Feb 6, 2019

Presentation and flowchart from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis explaining how Connecticut's state budget process and cycle works.

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  • State Budget
  • 2019

Connecticut Economy & State Finance 101

Dec 2, 2019

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This presentation from the School and State Finance Project covers the basics of what an economy is, and how Connecticut's economy and its state budget interact and impact one another. The presentation also explores how choices impact the economy and what affects Connecticut's economic policy decisions.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Bonding
  • Fixed Costs
  • Population & Workforce
  • State Budget
  • State Debt (Connecticut)
  • State Expenditures
  • State Revenues
  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • Taxes - General
  • 2019

Payroll Tax in Response to Federal Tax Changes

Jan 22, 2019

School + State Finance Project Original Content

This policy briefing introduces and examines how the State of Connecticut can replace a portion of the state income tax with a payroll tax on all W-2 wages to mitigate the negative impacts of federal tax changes on Connecticut taxpayers, and potentially yield more state revenue while reducing the federal tax liabilities of Connecticut residents.

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  • School + State Finance Project Reports
  • Taxes - General
  • Taxes - Personal Income
  • 2019