February 20, 2009 / 10:09 PM / 9 years ago

Connecticut gov. revises deficit f'cast to $944 mln

NEW YORK, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell on Friday said her budget office has increased its estimate for the state’s deficit for the current fiscal year to about $944 million, up about $22 million from a month ago.

Rell’s Office of Policy and Management, which is her budget office, pointed to an overall drop in tax collections of more than $73 million as a key reason for the widening of the deficit.

Rell said that the decrease in sales and real estate tax collections will cause a decline in revenue of about $150 million over the next two years.

On Thursday, the governor proposed a further round of spending and other cost reduction measures to shrink the state’s deficit for the year to June 30 by $1.1 billion. For more details, see [ID:nN19384075] (Reporting by Tom Ryan; editing by Gary Crosse)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below