Fasano Calls Malloy’s Celebration of Elderly Renters’ Rebate Program Hypocritical

July 9, 2014

Hartford – State Senator Len Fasano, Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore, released the following statement addressing Governor Malloy’s announcement today regarding the Elderly Renters’ Rebate Program expansion.

“I am happy to see a much needed program revived to help seniors in Connecticut thanks to bipartisan efforts. However, the governor touting this expansion as his own achievement is completely inappropriate. The only reason this program needed to be restored is because Governor Malloy phased out the program last year. When it suited his budget to eliminate the costs of an important elderly assistance system, he axed it. Now, he wants to be the hero. Taking something away from people and then patting yourself on the back for returning it is hypocritical and disingenuous,” said Fasano.

“The governor is simply restoring a program that he himself cut. I hope voters at Bella Vista and throughout Connecticut see through the governor’s public relations stunt in an election year.”