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Malloy Calls Lawmakers To Special Session To Tackle Budget, Transportation

Gov. Dannel Malloy
Gov. Dannel Malloy Photo Credit: Jay Polansky, File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The state's lawmakers will be traveling back to Hartford next week to tackle issues related to Connecticut’s business climate, transportation spending, and the state budget.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that he has signed a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to convene in a special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.

“We must act collectively to tackle our short-term budget issues, make structural long-term changes to our policy, pass tax reform to help make Connecticut’s business climate one of the strongest in the region, and ensure that money set aside for our long-term transportation vision is spent for that purpose,” Malloy said in a statement.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been debating many of the issues for the past month or more, even though the legislature is not in session.

“After over a month of bipartisan dialogue with a healthy exchange of ideas, I believe there is more that unites Democratic and Republican leaders than divides us," Malloy said.

"We all want what’s best for the State of Connecticut. While there might be some outstanding disagreements, we must set a deadline for action, and date and time for a special session. And while there may be some policy differences, I’m urging both sides to work collectively to resolve them by Tuesday,” he said.

The governor’s call of special session directs the General Assembly to make modifications to the following taxes, credits, and exemptions:

  • Corporation tax net operating loss provisions
  • Unitary combined reporting
  • Energy Star sales tax exemptions
  • Personal income tax short term exemptions
  • Propane tax on fuel for residential generators
  • Apprenticeship tax credits
  • Corporate tax credit caps
  • Structural optional municipal mill rate adjustment

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