Fasano Statement in Response to Gov. Malloy’s Press Conference

October 12, 2017

Hartford – Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to Governor Malloy’s remarks today about state budget negotiations.

“The governor’s daily press conferences and snide comments from the sidelines are extremely unproductive. The governor has been nothing but an impediment to the budget process, and it has been helpful to remove him from our conversations. I appreciate and respect the efforts of Democrat legislative leaders who have been willing to work together in truly bipartisan negotiations and have thoughtful and productive policy discussions in recent days.”

“In case the governor has forgotten, the legislature passed a balanced budget with bipartisan support. He vetoed that budget and plunged our state into chaos. His decisions are starving nonprofits and killing core social services. His actions are devastating schools and leading to teacher layoffs and pain throughout our towns and cities. Governor Malloy’s actions have created the fiscal problems that have been scaring businesses and jobs away from our state for years. Legislators did pass a budget. And we are now working together in an honest effort to again create another budget that can pass the legislature.”