Fasano Statement on OPM Projected Deficit Nearing $121 Million

January 20, 2015

Hartford – State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven), Senate Minority Leader, released the following statement regarding the Office of Policy and Management’s projection of a nearly $121 million deficit.

“Connecticut’s deficit is growing yet again, and our financial situation is worsening. Projected revenues are down, planned savings have not been achieved and we continue to face a gaping and growing hole that needs to be plugged immediately.

“This was a problem yesterday, and it is an even bigger problem today. I just don’t get it. Is there simply an inability to talk to Republicans? Every day that goes by without bipartisan action is a step in the wrong direction. But we cannot change direction until state leaders open up their doors and work across the aisle to weed out the problem, reprioritize spending, and identify a long-term solution. When it comes to state finances, everyone is disheartened by the perpetual bad news. So let’s work together to fix the problem here and now.”