Senator Frantz Stands in Strong Support of a New Direction for Connecticut

June 7, 2017

The Proposed Senate Republican Budget Closes the Deficit without New Taxes, Maintains Tax Exempt Status for Hospitals and Prioritizes Transportations needs Without Tolls

 HARTFORD, Conn. – Today State Senator and Co-Chairman of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, L. Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) helped introduce and stood in strong support of the Senate Republican Budget which lays the path for A New Direction for Connecticut.

 “This no-new-tax state budget makes the tough choices necessary to bring spending inline, reduce the size of government, and make changes to state employee benefits to bring them in line with municipal workers – all while protecting core services,” said Sen. Frantz. “I want to say to my constituents and the residents of Connecticut, we have heard your concerns and we are taking a stand in an effort to bring Connecticut back from the brink of fiscal ruin.”

“I am proud to promote on the senate floor and to stand behind this proposal. This budget lays a foundation that will help to restore confidence in our state so that we can retain and attract businesses and grow jobs,” said Sen. Frantz. “There is no question that we are facing a serious financial crisis, both families and businesses are leaving this state. For that reason I have worked hard to help provide Connecticut with a budget that makes the necessary changes to put Connecticut on a path of sustainability and predictability.”

“At the end of the day, this budget is about survival,” said Sen. Frantz.

The proposed Senate Republican Budget includes:

  • Closes the deficit without new taxes
  • Increases education funding and includes a new ECS formula.
  • Stabilizes municipal aid and does not add new financial burdens onto towns and cities.
  • Maintains tax exempt status for hospitals to protect them from a new local hospital tax.
  • Preserves core government services by restoring funding for social services and protecting funds for services and programs that benefit people most in need.
  • Prioritizes transportation needs and stabilizes funding without tolls or new taxes
  • Lowers taxes for retirees and helps seniors age in place
  • Enhances funding for state parks and tourism
  • Streamlines government
  • Provides for structural changes

Learn more about what’s in the budget proposal and state employee labor savings plan on our website