State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) said in a press release she is disappointed partisan politics prevented the override of Gov. Malloy’s vetoes of multiple pieces of legislation that originally passed both chambers with overwhelming bipartisan support. She said the governor’s vetoes slow down the state’s efforts to improve fiscal stability and progression toward an improved economy.
“Considering the bipartisan efforts to negotiate these bills and the tremendous support when the measures came to a vote, I cannot understand why my colleagues across the aisle would sit on their hands and allow Gov. Malloy to continue to cause financial distress and weaken oversight of state agencies,” she said. “The legislature did the right thing when it passed these bills. We should have continued to do the right thing and put the future of Connecticut ahead of partisan politics.”