Fasano Statement in Response to Governor Malloy’s Budget Proposal

October 16, 2017

Hartford – Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s latest budget proposal released today.

“I thank the governor for sharing his ideas, which legislative leaders will review and consider as we continue budget negotiations. I welcome any and all ideas to the conversation and I appreciate the fact that Gov. Malloy has shared this proposal. That being said, it is obvious that the governor’s proposal, including his devastating cuts to certain core services and shifting of state expenses onto towns and cities, would not pass the legislature in its current form. Therefore, legislative leaders will continue our efforts to work on a bipartisan budget that can actually pass.

“Our state is in desperate need of a budget. The legislature has already passed one with bipartisan support, and we remain committed to doing so again. The pain and suffering our cities, towns, nonprofits and residents are facing is inexcusable. We need a budget that truly moves our state forward while protecting core services – and that is what Republican lawmakers continue to work to build with our Democrat colleagues.”