Senator L. Scott Frantz Responds to Democrat Budget Proposal

March 25, 2010

In response to today’s proposed majority budget, State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) today issued the following statement:

“In a time of severe fiscal crisis, it is frustrating that the majority party has drafted a budget bigger than that of the last two fiscal years. Given the reality of the state’s economy, it is truly unfortunate that more cuts were not made in the interest of the long-term fiscal health of Connecticut.

“While I respect the efforts of my colleagues, I cannot support a budget that increases state spending by nearly $350 million, which will help to ultimately drive our fiscal house into ruin. The spending proposed in this budget will only serve to hurt individuals needing state services over the long-term.

“Rather than let Connecticut’s current fiscal situation deteriorate further, we need to pass a budget that keeps us solvent in the short-term, supports a pro-growth business environment and assures a steady stream of revenue to the state in the future to care for those who need government services the most. ”