Keep the size and cost of state government within taxpayers' means. Make government more efficient and control spending growth.
Under the new $40.5 billion state budget, state spending increases by $857.4 million in the first year of the new biennium (2011-2012), 4.45% higher than estimated spending for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. In the second year of the new budget (2012-2013), spending will be $1.16 billion higher than in fiscal year 2011, an additional increase of 1.29%. Total state spending will be approximately $20.14 billion in the first year of the biennium and $20.4 billion in the second.
Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century Reports
- State and Local Public Services (Improving Delivery of Public Services, March 2012; pdf)
- State Employee Pensions and Benefits (Pensions and Other Post Employment Benefits: How Does CT Compare? December 2010; pdf)
- Corrections (Corrections, Parole and Probation Systems, October 2010; pdf)
- Long Term Care (Connecticut's Long Term Care System, March 2010; pdf)
- Connecticut: Strategic Economic Framework (Defining the issues, relationships, and resources necessary to compete in a global economy)