HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The governor laid out his 2-year state price range plan on Wednesday.
Among the many highlights had been the legalization of marijuana and legalized sports activities betting.
Gov. Ned Lamont lined a variety of areas. He stated his focus is bringing cash into the state to shut a price range cap with no main tax hikes.
“My price range achieves this with out broad-based tax will increase, lowering municipal support, or reducing any current companies,” Lamont stated in his Wednesday afternoon tackle. “These are commitments I can’t break.”
Lamont has a price range he stated will assist the state get better from the COVID-19 pandemic and make investments. Whereas he is in opposition to cuts in schooling, he desires to make healthcare extra inexpensive.
The governor launched a invoice outlining the legalization of marijuana. Folks could be allowed to own lower than 1.5 ounces of marijuana. The state would open a lottery for operators to use for cultivation and retail licenses.
“Reasonably than give up this market to out-of-staters or worse to the unregulated underground market, our price range offers for the legalization of leisure marijuana,” Lamont stated.
Along with legalizing marijuana, the governor laid out different methods he plans to shut the price range hole.
They embrace utilizing cash from the state’s “wet day fund” along with federal support.
He is additionally pushing for legalizing sports activities betting.
The price range he offered prioritizes pandemic restoration, in addition to extra inexpensive healthcare, and funding in modernizing native authorities.
There was no point out of tolls. Nonetheless, there was a proposed mileage-based price on tractor trailers to fund transportation.
If handed, elements of the invoice would go into impact in July.
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