Sen. Suzio Applauds Bipartisan Approval of Republican Budget Proposal

September 15, 2017

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Urges CT Taxpayers to “Call and Email The Speaker”

State Sen. Len Suzio on Sep. 15 applauded the Connecticut State Senate’s bipartisan approval of the Republican budget proposal.

At the same time, Sen. Suzio put out a call to action for taxpayers, urging people to call Democratic Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz’s office.

“Contact the Speaker,” Sen. Suzio said. “Email him at Joe.Aresimowicz@cga.ct.gov and call him at 860 240-8500.  Fill his In Box.  Light up his phone. Let him hear you.  Now is the time.  Tell Speaker Aresimowicz to allow a vote on the budget before Gov. Malloy’s disastrous spending cuts hit our cities, towns and schools on Oct. 1.  Contact Speaker Aresimowicz today, tomorrow and every day until he allows a vote.”

Three Democratic lawmakers joined Republicans Sep. 15 in voting for the amended state budget, which passed by a vote of 21 to 15.

The amended budget awaits a vote in the state House of Representatives, where Speaker Aresimowicz controls the voting agenda.

The Republican proposal contains:

  • No new tax on cell phones
  • No new tax on non-prescription drugs and medicines
  • No real estate conveyance tax hike
  • No sales tax hike
  • No tax hike on restaurants
  • No property tax hikes
  • No income tax hikes
  • No tax on firearms
  • No tolls or mileage taxes
  • No home heating oil and propane energy taxes.
  • No new tax on “seasonal” homes

The plan:

  • Reduces taxes for retirees
  • Restores funding for local education
  • Restores funding for core social services for our neediest residents
  • Provides property tax and educational funding stability for towns and cities
  • Makes structural budgetary changes, such as an enforceable state spending cap, requiring voting on state labor contracts and an effective bond cap
  • Prioritizes progress to upgrade and innovate our transportation infrastructure.

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*Sen. Suzio (www.SenatorSuzio.com) represents Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown and Rockfall.  He can be contacted atLen.Suzio@cga.ct.gov and 800-842-1421.