Statement from Senate Minority Leader John McKinney Regarding June Special Session

May 23, 2008

Hartford, CT – State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) today released the following statement regarding the Democratic Leaders’ announcement that the General Assembly will convene in special session June 11th to vote on extending the municipal conveyance tax.

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield):
“Democratic leaders once again are raising taxes at a time when Connecticut residents can least afford it. To raise the conveyance tax and flatly reject viable tax relief proposals is to ignore the struggles of families and small businesses whose incomes are not keeping pace with the rising cost of living and working here.

“Republican leaders have put a solution on the table that will lower the conveyance tax rate for homeowners while keeping our municipalities whole. Our proposal is a win-win for everyone and deserves serious consideration from Democratic lawmakers.”