Gov. Jodi Rell’s astounding budget proposal would increase the ECS money for West Hartford from $11 million a year to $33 million by 2012 – a jump in school assistance so startling that it’s scarcely believable.
And what do we need to do for this largesse? Just maintain our great schools and go easy on property taxpayers for a change.
This is what we’ve always wanted to see happen in Hartford, and now it is.
The income tax hike the governor proposes hits us all pretty gently. Only the highest income people will see even a 10 percent increase, most of which they’ll save on the other end from lower property tax bills for their homes and cars.
This is a revolutionary moment in Connecticut. I hope the Democratic legislature doesn’t nitpick it all to death. Seize this opportunity!