Senator Miner Calls Bipartisan Senate Approval of Budget Proposal Good Sign for State’s Future

September 15, 2017

State Senator Craig Miner (R-30) today said the amended budget proposal approved by the Senate received bipartisan support, showing that the state’s elected officials can put party politics aside to work for the good of their constituents.

“My inaugural year in the State Senate has been one of the most difficult Connecticut has seen. Our 18 to 18 chamber faced the daunting task of a continually growing budget deficit that required some tough and painful decisions,” Sen. Miner said. “We knew Connecticut must live within its means, meaning we had to prioritize spending. We also knew our state’s businesses and residents could not afford more taxes. The budget we passed is a compromise budget, which includes ideas from member of both parties. I believe it can put Connecticut on the past to fiscal stability.”

The budget now moves to the State House of Representatives for a vote.

Sen. Miner represents the communities of Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, and Winchester.