Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s estate tax proposal received scant discussion when she released new $16 billion state budget, because most attention focused on her plan to eliminate the property tax on cars. But Democratic state legislators say they don’t buy Rell’s arguments for a $120 million giveaway to the rich. “It’s a ridiculous tax to wipe out,” said state Sen. Toni Harp (D-New Haven). Rell’s budget director Robert Genuario argued it would keep the wealthy from leaving the state. Does he have any evidence? State Sen. Toni Harp. (New Haven Independent photo)