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CTNJ: Public gets to weigh in on spending cap proposals Monday

CTNJHARTFORD, Conn. — A commission created by the General Assembly couldn’t reach consensus on the issue, but some lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are still hoping three-fifths of the General Assembly will finally approve a constitutional spending cap.

The Appropriations Committee will hear testimony Monday, April 3 on 17 bills pertaining to the state spending cap.

Twenty-five years ago, afraid that spending would increase following implementation of an income tax voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional spending cap. But the General Assembly never defined it.

Attorney General George Jepsen opined in 2015 that Connecticut’s spending cap has “no current legal effect.”

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