Malloy Budget Proposal Hits Local Budgets Hard

February 19, 2015

Hartford, CT – State Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-Stafford) released the following statement today in reaction to Governor Dannel Malloy’s two year $37 billion budget proposal.

“The tax base can only pay for so much. We have to stop spending and stop burdening the people government are supposed to be serving.

“The budget proposal presented to us today is full of wild assumptions and contains a lot of painful reductions to Connecticut families and the elderly. It also flat funds local municipal aid and adds increases in trash fees which can only result in property taxes going up.

“I’m specifically concerned about another local cost. The cost small towns pay to employ Resident State Troopers. Right now small towns pay 70% of the cost. The state pays the other 30%. In this proposal small towns pay 100% of the cost. That is unsustainable and puts municipalities in a tough position.”