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Connecticut Economy & State Finance 101

Sep 10, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

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

Changes to Connecticut’s Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) in Public Act 19-117

Sep 27, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

Public Act 19-117, which implements Connecticut’s state biennial budget for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years, contains several changes to the Connecticut Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). This document details these changes and analyzes the projected impact of the changes on the TRS and the State of Connecticut.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • 2019

State Transportation Infrastructure and Project Planning

Aug 19, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

States across the country have different processes and policies for ranking and funding transportation improvement projects. This policy briefing examines Connecticut and the five states that, according to a U.S. News and World Report ranking, have the best transportation infrastructure. This policy briefing describes each state’s geographic and infrastructure makeup and condition, federal requirements for transportation planning and project programming, and each state’s unique project selection process.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Transportation
  • 2019

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

Jul 30, 2019

CT School 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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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Taxes - General
  • Taxes - Personal Income
  • 2019

ECS Grants for FYs 2020 and 2021 with Comparisons to FY 2019 Funding Levels

Jul 2, 2019

CT School Finance Project Original Content

This spreadsheet contains a town-by-town list of estimated Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 with a comparison to FY 2019 funding levels.

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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula
  • Education Funding (Connecticut)
  • 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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  • State Pensions (Connecticut)
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1992

Governor Lamont's State Budget Proposal for FYs 2020 and 2021 (Office of Policy and Management)

Feb 20, 2019

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont presented his biennial state budget proposal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Connecticut General Assembly. This resource contains the governor's budget documents.

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  • State Budget - Budget Proposals
  • 2019

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

Dec 31, 2018

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

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

Jul 30, 2019

CT School 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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  • CT School Finance Project Reports
  • Taxes - General
  • Taxes - Personal Income
  • 2019