Area Lawmakers: Republican Budget Plan Doesn’t Cut Local Education Funding; Makes Structural Changes Without Tax Hikes

April 25, 2016

Senate and House Republicans unveil a five year budget plan,  Pathway to Sustainability at the Connectict State Capitol April 25,2016.

Senate and House Republicans unveil a five year budget plan, Pathway to Sustainability at the Connectict State Capitol April 25,2016.

Sen. Paul Formica and Rep. Aundre Bumgardner today praised the alternative state budget put forth by legislative Republicans for its structural reforms, its emphasis on local education funding, and its lack of any tax or fee hikes.

Sen. Formica said, “This plan offers a positive path forward for Connecticut, without tax or fee hikes on residents or businesses. It restores funding for local education, emphasizes much-needed mandate relief for cities and towns, and makes long-term structural changes which will stabilize our finances in the future.”

“Once again, legislative Republicans offered a sustainable, vetted plan that not only balances the current-year deficits but offers a framework for state spending over the next five years that doesn’t rely on gimmicks to balance, or increased taxes on already struggling taxpayers and municipalities,” Rep. Bumgardner said.

Formica represents Bozrah, East Lyme, a portion of Montville, New London, Old Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford. Bumgardner represents Groton and New London.
For budget details visit:

http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/2016/04/pathway-sustainability/.
Pathway to Sustainability Summary
Pathway to Sustainability
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Sen. Paul Formica (center) stands with Republican lawmakers during an Apr. 25 press conference at the Legislative Office Building to unveil a “Pathway to Sustainability” – an alternative state budget which contains no tax hikes.