Fasano Statement Re: Governor Malloy’s Statement Regarding the State’s Transportation Fund

December 7, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to Governor Malloy’s comments regarding the status of the State’s Transportation Fund.

“Governor Malloy and the Democrat’s transportation plan have been barred with potholes from the beginning,” said Sen. Fasano. “This issue didn’t just creep up on us today; this is a result of bad policies that have been enacted by Governor Malloy and his Democrat colleagues – policies that have run the transportation fund into the ground. Some of these failed policies have included diverting dedicated money from the Special Transportation Fund to solve the General Fund’s annual budget deficits, constructing a 9 mile busway to nowhere. These problems were further exacerbated by a $100 billion transportation plan that was enacted without a way to pay for it. All of these actions combined have continued Connecticut down the road of fiscal ruin. Now we near the governor’s final year in office and he is advocating that we need to charge our hard-working taxpayers more in order to squeeze more revenue? That is not the answer. Smart, forward thinking policies that are adequately funded is the answer, policies that my caucus has proposed for many years.”