Fasano, Witkos Statement on Jobs Report

June 18, 2015

HartfordSenate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) and Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) released the following statement regarding the May 2015 Connecticut Labor Situation report released today by the state Department of Labor.

“We wish a slight uptick in job numbers was enough to restore business confidence in our state. Unfortunately, these numbers cannot rectify the damage that has been done as a result of the budget negotiated by the governor and legislative Democrats. We cannot lose sight of the realities that surround us today. Hospitals are cutting jobs across the state, large employers are considering moves out of state, and other states are courting away our businesses and our jobs. This report does not reflect the harmful implications of what this budget will do to our businesses. If we hope to change course, and attain sustainable job growth, we need dramatic action to show our employers that we hear them. We need to rethink this budget.”