Sen. Formica Hopeful about Bipartisan Budget Talks

October 20, 2015

Hartford, CT – State Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) released the following statement today re: Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s call for bipartisan budget talks.

“As I have worked through my first session as your Senator from the 20th District, I have observed and spoken often about the need for real fundamental process change in Hartford.

“True change can only occur if we work together. Yesterday’s decision by the Governor to reach out and include legislators from both parties in examining solutions to his troubled budget is a good first step.

“It will take a diversity of ideas and experience not only to affect the change we need, but to manage our way out of the growing deficits that are being generated by this budget.

“Our health care system, our residents most in need, our seniors, our businesses and the future of the state as a place to raise our families, and the need to grow a young workforce able to carry on for the next generation depends on the leadership by example we must set now.

“I, along with my colleagues and party leaders, have stood ready to offer detailed suggestions on this budget and look forward to this opportunity to being able to share those thoughts and ideas.

“I applaud the Governor for his reaching out and for this new request to listen and discuss bipartisan solutions. Connecticut deserves the best and mutual cooperation is a necessary first step in achieving that goal.”