Fasano Statement on Gov. Malloy’s New Budget Cuts

March 16, 2016

Hartford – Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s ordering of $79 million in new rescissions to cut the state budget.

“House and Senate Democrat inaction has clearly pushed Gov. Malloy to make these cuts. The Democrats are dragging their feet and the governor is taking notice. Republicans released a complete deficit mitigation plan this week because we recognize the need for the legislature to act. We applauded the governor for calling on lawmakers to do their job, now it’s time we actually vote on a package to close the budget shortfall immediately, not at the end of the month. It is the Democrats’ hesitation that led to the governor’s action today, therefore Democrats must be held accountable for the governor’s cuts. Republicans have put an alternative reasonable, responsible plan on the table the governor has said he would sign into law if passed by the General Assembly. What are the Democrat leaders waiting for?”