Senate GOP leaders: CT Dems “are coming after the middle class family home.”

January 26, 2021



Kelly, Formica, Martin Slam Democrats’

Statewide Property Tax Proposal


“Now, they are coming after the middle class family home.”

Connecticut Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and Senator Henri Martin (R-Bristol) issued the following statements regarding the Connecticut Senate Democrat leader’s proposal to create a new statewide property tax:

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) said, “Connecticut Democrats’ solutions, tolls, gas taxes, and insurance taxes, always target middle class families’ wallets. Now, they are coming after the middle class family home. During this pandemic, middle class families are struggling financially and need our help, not more burdens.  The progressive left agenda of Connecticut Democrats will make it more difficult for middle class families to live, work and raise a family. It shows just how tone-deaf they are to the middle class.”

Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) said, “Like every Connecticut resident, I have experienced the ever increasing burdens the majority has imposed by taxes and fees over the years. As a Senator, First Selectman, homeowner and small business owner I oppose Senator Looney’s proposals to levy yet another tax on our homes and our businesses and his proposal to take away local control and regionalize school districts. These policies will only hurt the middle class, the same people the majority party claims to care about.”

Senator Henri Martin, who is the Ranking Senator on the legislative Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee added, “I am overwhelmed by calls and emails from my constituents asking for assistance for all the challenges they are currently facing. While the pandemic related burdens are new, Connecticut’s financial crisis has been around for many years. It’s time to stand up, say ‘enough’ and start supporting policies that can help put the state and its residents back on a path to financial stability to end the state’s anemic economy.”