Documents & DATA
Documents, reports, testimony and analyses related to Connecticut tax policy, past and present.
An interactive chart on Public Tableau displays the 2017-18 per-student spending for each of Connecticut’s local and regional public school districts. Select and compare towns.
What Prevents Towns from Regionalizing Schools? Mountains of Red Tape, by Lon Seidman, Chairman of the Essex Board of Education and the Region 4 Supervision District, CTNewsJunkie, February 7, 2019
The budgetary fine print that affects us all, by Rachel Silberman and Jamie Mills, The Hartford Courant, January 6, 2019
Office of Policy and Management Transition Budget FY2020-2021 (11.15.18)
A State Divided (VIDEO)
What’s Next for the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth?, Op-ed by Susan Merrow
Ernst and Young, Council on State Taxation, and State Tax Research Institute, "Total State and Local Business Taxes for fiscal 2017," November 2018
Report of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, Version 2.0, November, 2018
Connecticut State and Local Tax Shares of Family Income for non-elderly taxpayers, October 2018
The Need to Act Regionally Has Never Been More Important, CT Viewpoints, John Filchak, June 2018
Revenue Options for Connecticut 2018, Ray Noonan and Jane McNichol, J.D., CT Voices for Children, March 2018
Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), October 2018
Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, Report 1.0, March 2018
The Effect of the TCJA Individual Income Tax Provisions Across Income Groups and Across the States, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute & Brookings Institution, March 2018
BIll Cibes, Remarks on the Final Report of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, March 23, 2018
Testimony by Alex Knopp, March 23, 2018 before a Joint Hearing of the Appropriations Committee and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee
Testimony by Bill Cibes, February 22, 2018 before the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth
Six Reasons To Repeal The ‘Doomsday Bond Covenant’ - Op-Ed by Alex Knopp, CTNewsJunkie, February 2, 2018
Testimony by Alex Knopp, January 24, 2018 before the Commission on Fiscal Stability
Testimony on behalf of 1000 Friends of Connecticut, Jan. 24, 2018
A Recommended Path to Achieve Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth and Competitiveness Through Restructuring the Property Tax, Property Tax Working Group of 1000 Friends of Connecticut, January 2018
50 State Property Tax Comparison Study (for taxes paid in 2016), Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, June 2017
Reform Property Taxes for a Fairer, Faster Growing Economy in Connecticut, Property Tax Working Group
Spending Cap Commission, "Complete Set of Reports and Separate Statements Produced by Spending Cap Commission Members," January 2017
MORE Commission Regional Entities Subcommittee Education Policy Working Group, February 2016
Connecticut Tax Panel Final Report of Policy Recommendations Vol. 3, December 2015
Connecticut Tax Panel Final Report of Policy Recommendations Vol.2, December 2015
Connecticut Tax Panel Final Report of Policy Recommendations Vol. 1, December 2015
Connecticut Tax Panel Final Report, December 2015
Connecticut Property Taxes 2015: Time for a Change, 1000 Friends of Connecticut, Property Tax Working Group White Paper, March 2015
Measuring Municipal Fiscal Disparities in Connecticut, New England Public Policy Center at the Federal reserve Bank of Boston (NEPPC) , May 2015 Link to Appendices.
Connecticut Tax Incidence Report, Department of Revenue Services, December 2014
Connecticut at Risk: Will the State Navigate to Prosperity?, Center for Economic Analysis and Comeback America Initiative, March 2013
The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation?, New England Public Policy Center, 2013
Prosperity for All: A Blueprint for Connecticut’s Future, January 2009, Carol Shaw Austad, David Blitz, Leo Canty, Bill Cibes, David Fink, Shelley Geballe, Heidi Green, Jim Horan, Ned Lamont, Matthew Nemerson, Paul Petterson, Diane Randall, and Lyle Wray
Act Now: Balance the Budget and Prepare for the Future, January 2009, Carol Shaw Austad, David Blitz, Leo Canty, Bill Cibes, Shelley Geballe, Jim Horan, Ned Lamont, Matt Nemerson, Paul Petterson and Lyle Wray.
Developing Connecticut’s Future: A Proposal to Modernize Land Use and Fiscal Policy, 1000 Friends of Connecticut 2007, John Atkin, Jeffrey Blodgett, Susan Bryson, Leo Canty, William Cibes, Jefferson Davis, James Finley, Shelley Geballe, Heidi Green, Eunice Groark, Anita Meilert, Susan Merrow,Cheri Quickmire, Robert Santy, Adam Stern, and Patricia Wallace.
Connecticut’s Tax System, Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee, January 2006