Fasano Statement on Governor Malloy’s Deficit Mitigation Options

December 13, 2017

HarfordSenate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding budget options released today by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

“I have received the governor’s deficit mitigation options and am reviewing the details. At first look, a nearly $200 million tax increase is a nonstarter for our state. Connecticut is suffering deficits due to a sluggish economy created by years of historic tax increases passed by Gov. Malloy and Democrat lawmakers without any thought for how these taxes would hurt our state in the long run. I have serious concerns about many aspects of the governor’s menu of options, but I will continue to review the full list of choices in detail and look forward to meeting with fellow legislators to outline an appropriate course of action.”