COST OF LIVING
I remember when Connecticut didn’t have an income tax and was a sought-after location to live on the East Coast. Today, our legislators in Hartford have burdened us with some of the highest property, sales, and income taxes in the nation. In 2019, Money Inc. ranked Connecticut as the sixth most expensive state to live in. That’s more expensive than our neighbor, Massachusetts. According to that same article, the cost of living in Connecticut is 8.7% higher than the national average.*
All told, Connecticut levies over 350 taxes and fees. This raises the cost of living, makes it hard to operate a business, and limits job opportunities. I will fight to reverse the trend of raising taxes and fees. I will work to let you keep more of your hard-earned money so that you can continue living here in the state you love.
*“The 20 Most Expensive States to Live In” by Liz Flynn, Money Inc., May 2019