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SB 1801 - Biennium Budget Bill - Connecticut Key Vote

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Title: Biennium Budget Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes budget appropriations to various departments for the biennium ending June 30, 2011. Raises the corporate business tax, the state income tax, and the cigarette tax.

Highlights:

-Establishes total legislative spending as $80.88 million in 2009-2010 and $84.23 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total general government spending as $545.43 million in 2009-2010 and $554.16 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total regulation and protection spending as $323.17 million in 2009-2010 and $330.18 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total conservation and development spending as $156.13 million in 2009-2010 and $147.89 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total health and hospitals spending as $1.71 billion in 2009-2010 and $1.74 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total human services spending as $5.11 billion in 2009-2010 and $5.14 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total education, museums, and libraries spending as $4.08 billion in 2009-2010 and $4.17 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total corrections spending as $1.55 billion in 2009-2010 and $1.53 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total judicial spending as $586.03 million in 2009-2010 and $619.88 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes a Medicaid Waiver Oversight Committee to advise the Department of Social Services on the development and implementation of Medicaid waivers (Sec. 56). -Details aid grant amounts for all towns in Connecticut for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 (Sec. 71). -Raises the Corporation Business Tax by 25% (Sec. 77). -Raises the tax on cigarettes from 100 mills per cigarettes or $2.00 per pack to 137.5 mills per cigarette or $2.75 per pack (Sec. 88). -Raises the tax on all untaxed tobacco products except for snuff from 20% to 27.5%. Raises the tax on snuff from 40 cents per ounce to 55 cents per ounce (Sec. 91). -Raises the estate tax by 30% for individuals who die between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 (Sec. 93). -Raises the Connecticut state income tax for most individuals (Sec. 95). -Lists the estimate revenue from the general fund for 2009-2010 as $17.53 billion, the total Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund as $61.8 million, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund as $3.5 million (Sec. 104-106). - Lists the estimate revenue from the general fund for 2010-2011 as $18.05 billion, the total Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund as $61.8 million, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund as $3.7 million (Sec. 107-109).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Biennium Budget Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes budget appropriations to various departments for the biennium ending June 30, 2011. Raises the corporate business tax, the state income tax, and the cigarette tax.

Highlights:

-Establishes total legislative spending as $80.88 million in 2009-2010 and $84.23 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total general government spending as $545.43 million in 2009-2010 and $554.16 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total regulation and protection spending as $323.17 million in 2009-2010 and $330.18 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total conservation and development spending as $156.13 million in 2009-2010 and $147.89 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total health and hospitals spending as $1.71 billion in 2009-2010 and $1.74 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total human services spending as $5.11 billion in 2009-2010 and $5.14 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total education, museums, and libraries spending as $4.08 billion in 2009-2010 and $4.17 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total corrections spending as $1.55 billion in 2009-2010 and $1.53 billion in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes total judicial spending as $586.03 million in 2009-2010 and $619.88 million in 2010-2011 (Sec. 1, 4). -Establishes a Medicaid Waiver Oversight Committee to advise the Department of Social Services on the development and implementation of Medicaid waivers (Sec. 56). -Details aid grant amounts for all towns in Connecticut for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 (Sec. 71). -Raises the Corporation Business Tax by 25% (Sec. 77). -Raises the tax on cigarettes from 100 mills per cigarettes or $2.00 per pack to 137.5 mills per cigarette or $2.75 per pack (Sec. 88). -Raises the tax on all untaxed tobacco products except for snuff from 20% to 27.5%. Raises the tax on snuff from 40 cents per ounce to 55 cents per ounce (Sec. 91). -Raises the estate tax by 30% for individuals who die between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 (Sec. 93). -Raises the Connecticut state income tax for most individuals (Sec. 95). -Lists the estimate revenue from the general fund for 2009-2010 as $17.53 billion, the total Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund as $61.8 million, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund as $3.5 million (Sec. 104-106). - Lists the estimate revenue from the general fund for 2010-2011 as $18.05 billion, the total Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund as $61.8 million, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund as $3.7 million (Sec. 107-109).

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