With the state’s fiscal year closing this Friday, state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) joined her colleagues in the House Republican caucus in calling for an up-or-down vote Thursday on the balanced, no-tax increase state budget proposed by Republicans, noting that majority legislators had still not produced a complete proposal.
“While there were several occasions in the last two decades when the legislature did not pass a budget before the end of the fiscal year, this is the first time in recent history that this has happened because majority legislators did not produce a complete budget package. This is deeply concerning for Connecticut taxpayers and municipalities,” said Lavielle. “House Republicans released three detailed editions of a balanced budget complete with spending and revenue packages that make the structural reforms needed to enable our state to provide effective social services, create a climate friendly to businesses, and make the investments we need in education, transportation, and infrastructure. It should be a priority for all legislators to convene on Thursday to debate and pass a budget so that we can show families and businesses that we are serious about resolving this crisis and reviving the economy.”