Lawmakers began their formal scrutiny of Gov. Ned Lamont’s controversial tax package Wednesday, questioning the fairness of a proposed tax on sugary beverages and how adding the sales tax to dozens of goods and services would affect the state’s poorer residents.
Rep. Quentin Phipps, D-Middletown, asked Lamont’s budget director, Melissa McCaw, why the governor has proposed a sugary drink tax that impacts low-income consumers at the same time he wants to eliminate the gift tax that largely affects the wealthy.
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by christopher keating
february 27, 2019