Sen. Kelly, Sen. Formica Respond to Governor’s Press Conference on Child Tax Rebate

June 21, 2022

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) released the following statement in response to a press conference held by Governor Ned Lamont today touting the child tax rebate:


“We need action to further help CT residents, and we are calling on CT Democrats and Gov. Lamont to work with us for the benefit of Connecticut families. In the Senate, CT Republicans voted in support of the child tax rebate, but at the same time we also offered far greater tax cuts totaling over $1.2 billion, twice the amount Democrats offered, and which CT Democrats voted in lockstep against. We included the child care rebate in our plan because families with children are feeling the pain of inflation, but so are seniors and individuals without children or with older children. All people in our state need relief. Instead of debating about who offered the better plan, let’s work together to use $750 million in surplus as an opportunity to help all families and residents now. What was done during the session was a start, but by no means a finish to delivering the help working and middle class residents need. We have the power to deliver more help. We are asking Democrats and the Governor to join us to deliver that help.”


Learn more about CT Republicans’ calls for a special session to provide relief to families struggling with inflation at


Upcoming Rallies for an Affordable Connecticut across the state include:

  • ENFIELD, Tuesday, June 21, 4:30-5:30 pm, Corner of North Main St & Enfield St, Enfield
  • STAMFORD, Wednesday, June 22, 4:30-5:30 pm, Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford
  • CHESHIRE, Wednesday, June 22, 4:30-5:30 pm, Bozzuto’s, 1355 Highland Ave, Cheshire
  • WOLCOTT, Thursday, June 23, 4:30-5:30 pm, Nutmeg Farms, 1520 Wolcott Rd. Wolcott
  • TRUMBULL, Thursday, June 23, 5:00-6:00 pm, Intersection of Route 25 & Route 111, Trumbull, CT
  • EAST LYME, Friday, June 24, 5:00-6:00 pm, Location TBD
  • PLAINVILLE, Saturday, June 25, 11:00am-Noon, Mobil Recharge Gas Station 136 East Main St, Plainville