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AFP-CT Enters Day Five of Countdown to Tax Freedom Day

May 10, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. — Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut is continuing their countdown to Tax Freedom Day today by highlighting the state’s Achievement Gap as the worst in the nation. According to the Tax Foundation, this year’s Tax Freedom Day for Connecticut is May 13, the latest in the country and eight days later than in 2012. Americans for Prosperity Connecticut is carrying out a petition drive to let elected officials in Hartford know the state’s taxpayers are tired of being treated like revenue sources.

“Despite having the second highest property taxes in the nation, a significant portion of which goes to fund education, our state still comes in last,” said JR Romano, Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut state director. “Unfortunately, Governor Malloy’s budget proposal offers more of the same – more spending that will eventually lead to more taxes.”

According to the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, Connecticut has the worst achievement gap in the nation.

“We must accept that we cannot continue to tax and spend our way out of last place,” continued Romano. “We must stop over-spending now and stop treating residents like revenue sources.”

The Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut petition, I’m a Resident, Not a Revenue Source, is available by CLICKING HERE.

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