News Junkie: Sales tax scrapped as part of budget negotiations

HARTFORD, Conn. — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Monday that a broad-based sales tax increase was no longer under consideration as part of negotiations on a two-year state budget.

House Democrats had originally proposed a 6.85 percent sales tax increase. As part of his compromise proposal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday put forward a plan to increase the sales tax to 6.5 percent. House and Senate Democratic leaders met with Malloy this weekend.

The governor’s proposal would raise $87 million in 2018 and $133 million in 2019.

At the moment there’s no proposal to fill the hole left by scrapping the sales tax increase.

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