The commission, made up of leaders from business, nonprofits, and education, as well as former elected officials, is required by the law that created it to issue its recommendations by today (March 1). The same law requires the legislature to consider the recommendations, and to actually vote on on them.
You can read a general synopsis of their proposals here or here.
Those proposals include:
-- repealing the statute that allows workers to bargain collectively for benefits and instead have them set by the General Assembly;
-- raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022;
-- increasing the state sales tax to 7.25% from the current 6.35%;
-- raising the gas tax by at least 7 cents/gallon by 2022;
-- reduce the personal income tax to 5.75% from 6.99% in the top bracket, similar cuts in the lower brackets and zero for incomes below $10,000/year;
-- increasing corporate taxes by about $475 million beginning in 2020 to offset the personal income tax cuts.
The full, 68-page report issued by the Commission will eventually be posted to its website, which you can find here.