Relief in property tax? + Educators on leave: CT News Digest

Good Thursday morning Connecticut,

It’s a cold start to Veterans Day, but it will heat up in the upper 50s. Rain is forecast for Friday with a possible inch and there could even be thunderstorms on Friday afternoon. Temperatures will be warm and will reach the mid-1960s.

Winds could be blowing up to 30 mph. Saturday is shaping up to be bright with more sun and temperatures nearing 60 degrees, and on Sunday, temperatures will start to drop with highs of around 50 degrees.

The big story

Governor Ned Lamont caused a sensation on Wednesday when he said he was “considering property tax relief”. He said nothing more, but any kind of property tax would be welcome as residents pay a lot more at the gas pump and grocery stores as the price of everything seems to be skyrocketing.

How could this be possible? Wasn’t CT projected not so long ago to have a large budget deficit? Since the start of the pandemic, Connecticut, like other states, has received billions of dollars from the federal government, which has greatly helped the state’s near-term economic outlook.

The U.S. Republican newspaper said the property tax relief could be targeted at low- and middle-income taxpayers, something Lamont had previously spoken about during the election campaign. (Learn more about the Rep-Am).

The Connecticut Mirror explores the issue in depth and said Connecticut’s revenue from sales tax receipts has jumped an additional $ 800 million, which has helped publicity for possible tax relief.

Connecticut is now expected to have a budget surplus of $ 3 billion over the next two years, reports the CT Mirror. (Read their full story here).

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Here are the traffic conditions on major roads in Connecticut:

THOMPSON – Roadworks on I-395 northbound between exits 49 and 53 (4.4 miles) in effect today until 4:26 pm Right lane is closed. Reported Thursday, November 11 at 8:26 a.m.

STONINGTON – Roadworks on I-95 northbound between exits 92 and 93 (3.6 miles) in effect until 3:00 p.m. today. The left lane is closed. Reported Thursday, November 11 at 6:13 a.m.

STAMFORD – Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 8 and 5 (3.1 miles). Reported Thursday, November 11 at 7:39 a.m.

NORWALK – Delays. The RT15 southbound is congested between exits 38 and 35 (2.1 miles). Posted Thursday, November 11 at 7.20 a.m.

NAUGATUCK – Roadworks on RT8 northbound between exits 29 and 30 (1.9 miles) in effect today through Thursday, November 11 at 3:03 pm The left lane is closed. Posted Wednesday November 10 at 8:03 p.m.

NEW BRITAIN – Road works on RT9 northbound between exits 25 and 26 (0.5 mile) in effect today until 4:11 p.m. The right shoulder is closed. Reported Thursday, Nov 11 at 8:11 a.m.

Penny D. Jackson