News Junkie: A cellphone surcharge? It’s just one revenue idea

HARTFORD, Conn. — In order to balance the budget Democratic lawmakers are negotiating with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, they will need to fill a hole that amounts to $87 million in 2018 and $133 million in 2019.

As of Tuesday night there was no definitive plan for how that would happen, however, sources confirmed they were exploring a $1-per-month surcharge on cellular phone plans.

Kelly Donnelly, a spokeswoman for Malloy, said that idea was presented.

“The administration has not committed to it,” she added.

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