Sen. Fasano Statement on Increased Budget Shortfalls

March 20, 2015

Hartford – Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding the Governor’s newly released deficit projections for FY 2015– doubling the shortfall reported last month to $132 million.

“Connecticut certainly isn’t springing forward when it comes to our state’s finances. We’re falling backward. It’s no surprise that yet again, late on a Friday afternoon, during a snowstorm, the governor is dumping bad news on us. The increase in the state deficit is staggering and unacceptable. The only reason it hasn’t exceeded 1% of the state budget is because the governor has made two rounds of rescissions and so far the only way he plans address the deficit is to take money away from municipalities, take money away from hospitals, and break promises.

“Bottom line, the governor is not paying attention and he is refusing to work on the problems Connecticut is facing. This leaves us with very few options, none of which are in the best interest of the state.”