The commission formed to make state government more efficient will meet Monday to hear about its preliminary proposal to streamline government.
The 17-member Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes will take public testimony at 10 a.m. The testimony will be limited to a list of 33 items it distributed late last month.
The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building in room 2B.
There will also be a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday regarding Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s deficit mitigation plan and its impact on children. More than 300 people testified against Rell’s $337 million in spending cuts last week and the legislature’s Democratic majority has yet to say whether it will convene Tuesday to accept her recommendations.
Sources say the Senate Democratic caucus which gathered on Friday last week rather look at delaying the plan estate tax exemption. As a compromise to its increased income tax the Democratic majority agreed to raise the exemption on estate taxes from $2 million to $3.5 million. It also reduced the marginal tax on estates and gifts valued at $3.5 million to $10.1 million, by 25 percent.
The House Democratic caucus is expected to meet today.
Click here to read about the commission’s last meeting.