Fasano Statement on House Democrat Proposal

August 23, 2017

Hartford – Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding the state budget related proposal released by House Democrat lawmakers today.

“I’m glad House Democrats have released a plan today. Bringing ideas to the table certainly helps to move the process along and is what Republicans have been waiting for. I just received the proposal and will be reviewing it in greater detail. At this point, my comments on specific elements of this proposal are best left for the negotiation table. Republicans have been transparent about what our priorities are in each of the complete budget proposals we have offered and I hope that Democrats have taken these elements into consideration. I still believe strongly that we need to reach a budget that creates stability, protects core services, and protects residents from damaging tax increases, and hope to continue conversations to achieve this goal now that House Democrats have shared their ideas.”