Sen. Kelly: “We can do better to make CT more affordable for all.”

February 7, 2024

For Immediate Release

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly issued the following statement regarding the governor’s budget address.

“The governor pledged to leave the fiscal guardrails untouched. We need to make sure that those guardrails stay in place, because they are working. The guardrails have brought us stability, surpluses, a historic Rainy Day Fund and tax cuts. Doing away with these smart, bipartisan fiscal guardrails is not the answer.

We must make our state more affordable — everything from groceries to energy to health care. We must make our communities safer. We must work to create a cleaner and greener Connecticut. We must work together to make our government more accountable. And we must create opportunities for education and skills training, for good paying jobs, for a prosperous life in our state and for a better economy.

We have considerable challenges, but I am hopeful. I am hopeful that we will focus on the poor, working and middle class families who are struggling day to day and living paycheck to paycheck. We must keep them foremost in our minds and in our debates. Because we can do better to make Connecticut more affordable for all.”