Fasano Statement Regarding Gov. Malloy’s Letter on Municipal Aid

August 4, 2017


Hartford – Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to a letter sent by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes requesting more financial information from municipalities and suggesting more cuts could be made to towns and cities. Speaker Aresimowicz has stated that there is a bipartisan desire to mitigate the governor’s proposed municipal aid cuts.

“I agree with Speaker Aresimowicz’s remarks in respect to bipartisan support for protecting municipal aid. If a municipality has shown fiscal responsibility and been successful in making tough decisions to achieve a positive financial outlook that town or city should not be penalized simply for their smart budgeting. Perhaps Gov. Malloy should have learned from these municipalities when he crafted budgets for our state. It’s illogical to implement policies that discourage towns from being fiscally responsible. The legislature must work to create stability and predictability for all towns and cities and avoid actions that will result in property tax increases and more burdens on businesses and residents throughout Connecticut.”