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FACT CHECK: GOP Budget Slashes Education Funding, Taxes Low-Income Families & Guts Programs for Seniors

Hartford, CT - At a press conference last week, John McKinney and the GOP caucuses released their "Alternative Budget Proposal," but there were many critical cuts they hoped people would not see. For example, the GOP budget cuts $9 million in education funding, $120 million to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit, $3.5 million from economic development programs, $3 million from senior housing assistance, and the list goes on.

Below is a fact sheet detailing the dangerous cuts included in the GOP Alternative Budget Proposals:

THE GOP “ALTERNATIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL” ELIMINATES THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Eliminating The Earned Income Tax Credit.  [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

GOP “ALTERNATIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL” LINE ITEM SPENDING CUTS

$9 Million in Cuts to Education

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing The State Department Of Education By Approximately $6 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing A Block Grant to CSU By $3 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

Reducing the Renters Rebate For the Elderly and Aid for the Homeless By $3.6 Million

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Renters’ Rebate For Elderly Renters For DOH By $3 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Housing/Homeless Services For DOH By $600,000. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

Reducing Economic Development’s Budget

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Marketing Expenses For Economic Development By $3.5 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

Reducing Special Education and Family Support for DCF By More Than $3 Million

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Nexus Special Education For DCF By Approximately $1.2 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Individualized Family Supports For DCF By Approximately $1.8 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

Cutting Support for Children’s Health Initiatives and Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Children’s Health Initiatives For DPH. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment For DPH. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

Slashing Funding for Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, Aid to the Disabled, TANF, HUSKY B, and Medicaid

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Old Age Assistance For DSS By $1.1 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Aid To The Blind For DSS. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Aid To The Disabled for DSS By $4.5 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Temporary Assistance For Needy Families For DSS By $4.6 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Health Care for Children (Husky B) For DSS By $2.9 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

The GOP Alternative Budget Proposal Calls For Reducing Medicaid Funding For DSS By $17 Million. [Honest and Responsible Alternative Budget Adjustments Summary]

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