Fasano: Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal Would Be “Third Billion-Dollar Tax Hike in Less Than Seven Years”

September 9, 2017

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding the governor’s revised budget proposal.

“The governor’s proposal would be the third billion-dollar tax hike for Connecticut in less than seven years.  It includes tax increases totaling $1.3 billion over the biennium. And this from a governor who pledged to not lead with taxes!

“I see no structural budgetary changes of consequence in the governor’s plan that would check some of the fastest rising costs of state government going forward.

“Obviously, the Senate Democrats are on board with the governor’s billion-dollar tax hike plan.

“Speaking for all Republicans, I can say that this does not drive us closer to a bipartisan budget deal.”