Fasano Outraged by Democrats Spending Increases

March 26, 2010

Hartford, CT- State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) today announced his strong opposition to the Appropriations Committee midterm budget adjustments released last night. Despite a projected $700 million deficit for FY 2011, the Democrats plan proposes to increase spending by nearly $350 million.

“Frankly, I was surprised by these numbers,” said Sen. Fasano. “It’s no secret the Democrats have been dragging their feet on fixing our current deficit, but I did not think they would go so far as to increase spending. We already can’t pay for our current budget and they want to tack on another $350 million we don’t have. This unfortunately signals loud and clear that the Democrats are bent on raising new revenue rather than making the difficult and right choice to cut spending and restore fiscal responsibility.”

The Appropriations Committee voted in support of the plan this afternoon with a vote of 29-25 and it is now awaiting further legislative action. No official word has been given when the General Assembly will take up a deficit mitigation proposal.