Republican Budget Proposal Approved in State Senate; Sen. McLachlan Encourages Approval by Legislators in the House

September 15, 2017

State Senator Michael McLachlan (R-24) today said approval of the Republican budget proposal by the Senate was a surprising turn of events that he hopes will lead to more positive outcomes for the state. Senate Republicans were joined by three of their Democrat colleagues to pass the amended budget by a vote of 21 to 15.

“I am cautiously optimistic about the chances for this budget to win approval in the House of Representatives,” Sen. McLachlan said. “This has been a long year that saw multiple budgets and revisions, all with the goal of creating financial stability that would help grow the Connecticut economy. I believe the budget passed in the Senate today is the best one with regard to meeting our state’s priorities for education, municipalities, and social services without introducing new taxes. It even lowers some existing taxes. I hope my colleagues in the House agree with me.”

The budget now moves to the House for approval.

Sen. McLachlan represents the communities of Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman.