HARTFORD, Conn. — House Democrats would hike the sales tax to 6.85 percent, and eliminate Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s controversial proposal to have cities and towns partially fund teacher’s retirement costs. That’s according to their latest budget proposal.
Malloy has already expressed his displeasure with any broad based tax increase, even though shifting teacher pension costs to municipalities would likely cause an increase in property taxes.
“My view is that we shouldn’t raise the sales tax to 6.85,” Malloy said Wednesday following the opening of the new University of Connecticut campus in downtown Hartford.
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