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CEO-Led Commission Raises Taxes, Takes Aim at Worker Freedoms, Teacher Pensions

CEA Executive Director Donald Williams (at left), Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier, and AFSCME Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano talk to reporters about the commission’s report.

Raising the state sales and gas taxes, eliminating the estate and gift taxes, selectively raising business taxes, eliminating collective bargaining for state workers, and reforming the Teachers’ Retirement System are just a few of the recommendations released today by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth.

The 14-member commission, made up mostly of wealthy CEOs and business leaders—nine of whom have strong ties to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association—proposed 10 key recommendations, the majority of which hurt the state’s middle class.

“There is much to unpack in the commission’s report, but raising taxes that disproportionately harm the middle class while providing tax cuts for the wealthy is not a formula that makes sense,” said CEA Executive Director Donald Williams. Read more