When I wrote this opinion piece in the New Haven Register about generating revenue in Connecticut (via marijuana legalization, highway tolls, and more), some assumed I was in support of the “tax-and-spend” policy. On the contrary, I propose a more pragmatic, tax-then-cut approach.  The taxing structure in all states will change drastically over the next few years; driven primarily by the absence of interstate collections and the presence of income tax-free states such as Florida and Tennessee. By addressing Connecticut’s economy with a tax and cut perspective, we can rescue our state from its steady decline.