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CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, Section 18
Adopted: November 25, 1992 by a popular vote of 829,868 in favor and 195,630 against.
this is not as much of a control of expenditures as one might think because the exclusion of programs such as Medicaid, AFDC, some grants and so forth to our towns [will amount] to about half the state budget ... If you exclude consent decree and programs in the Department of Income Maintenance, debt service and town grants the figure of about $2.6 billion would have to be excluded from any kind of a cap, so I dont see that this amendment is going to do a whole lot to control expenditures
Sen. Fleming speaking to the Connecticut Senate on August 21, 1991 about proposed constitutional amendment House Joint Resolution No. 205 which would establish a spending cap. On this same day, the General Assembly had already passed a bill establishing an income tax.