Fasano Statement re: Senate Democrats Press Conference

May 11, 2017

Hartford – Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to a press conference held by Senate Democrats today.

“There’s nothing uncertain or unpredictable about how our state found itself in the current economic crisis. The devastating situation we are in today was predicted by every single Republican lawmaker who stood up against Democrat policies passed year after year that showed a complete lack of fiscal discipline. The irony today is that all of a sudden the individuals whose policies damaged our state are now trying to be fiscal conservatives. Today’s press conference was an effort to deflect from the fact that Democrat lawmakers have yet to show any clear path out of the disaster they created. Thus far their change in rhetoric hasn’t been matched with a change in action. Nevertheless, I remain committed to working together to fix our state if Democrats are open to rethinking their policies that have damaged our state, if they offer a complete line-by-line biennial budget, and if they actually pursue the significant long-term and short-term structural changes they have rejected in the past.”