Senator Boucher Applauds Bipartisan Approval of Republican Budget Proposal

September 15, 2017

Boucher 2017 opening day
State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) today called bipartisan approval of the Republican budget proposal by the Senate a win for Connecticut taxpayers. Three Democratic lawmakers joined their Republican colleagues in voting for the amended state budget, which passed by a vote of 21 to 15.

“Republicans worked so hard, producing a nearly 1,000-page document of cuts, prioritized spending, and structural changes. We present a balanced, responsible budget that did not include new taxes or tolls,” Sen. Boucher said. “The bipartisan support for this budget in the Senate is a small victory. I want to thank my Democrat colleagues who put party politics aside to vote for what they, and we believe is a responsible proposal. We have more ground to cover to get this budget passed in the House, but I believe the momentum is with us, Connecticut taxpayers, and our school children.”

The amended budget now goes to the state House of Representatives for a vote.

Sen. Boucher represents the communities of Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.