Senator Kelly Releases Statement Re: Gov. Malloy’s Budget Reductions

November 21, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement regarding the distribution of state budget lapses proposed by Governor Malloy. One of the towns with the largest cuts is the town of Stratford, with a reduction of $1.8 million.

“This governor never fails to disappoint, and yet again, chooses politics before the people of Connecticut,” said Sen. Kelly.  “For the first time in my tenure as a State Senator, legislators came together to create a bipartisan budget that puts our state on a better and more secure economic path.  Instead, the governor insists on imposing his ‘new economic reality’ that hurts the hard working middle-class families of Connecticut and cuts aid to Stratford by $1.8 million.  The governor must put his partisanship and mean-spiritedness aside, and focus on the true purpose of public service: to put our people first and better their lives. That means listening to all people and the bipartisan will of the General Assembly, protecting the vulnerable and those in need, and providing more opportunity, education and jobs to the people we represent.  The governor’s way is failing us.  He needs to either cooperate and work with others, or get out of the way.”