Senator Frantz Statement Regarding Democratic Budget Proposal

April 19, 2013

Hartford – State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-36) issued the following statement regarding the legislative Democratic budget proposal:

“Only two years after the largest tax increase in state history to cover an unaffordable spending plan, Democratic leadership announced an even larger two year spending plan going forward that will cost Connecticut taxpayers $43.9 billion. Given the significant economic challenges facing our state, this is an unacceptable increase in the size of the state budget and will do nothing to contribute to the state’s economic recovery or dismal employment situation. It makes it nearly impossible for the Finance Committee to reduce the tax burden on Connecticut businesses and individuals that could help encourage economic growth.

“Unfortunately, this Majority Party budget proposal passes the burden on to future generations who will have to make the tough decisions that this budget regretfully avoids. We simply cannot continue down this unsustainable path without jeopardizing our already tenuous economic recovery. It is my hope that legislative Republicans will be able to negotiate a more reasonable budget that will help promote meaningful economic growth and create jobs.”

Senator Frantz serves as the ranking senator of the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.