Statement on April Consensus Revenue Estimates

May 1, 2019

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding consensus revenue estimates reported today.


“These numbers are reflective of the fact that the state’s current bipartisan budget, which held the line on taxes and adopted multiple responsible financial policies, is starting to rebuild people’s confidence in our state. However, lawmakers should not use these positive signs of growth as an excuse to return to the same devastating tax and spend strategies that have hurt Connecticut before. The unbalanced budget offered by Gov. Lamont and the shaky spending plan Democrats proposed today would move our state in the opposite direction of the progress we’ve made. Now is not the time to abandon fiscal restraint, but rather to recognize that our bipartisan budget is working. All economists have predicted a recession is on the horizon. Connecticut needs to remain cautious.”