During a special session of the Connecticut General Assembly called to address Connecticut’s widening budget deficit, State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), and Ben McGorty (R-122) opposed a partisan Democrat plan that the legislators said was little more than a Ban-Aid on a massive wound, and reflected an inability to come to terms with worsening economic conditions in the state, or the role high taxes and a punitive business environment have played in them.
“No matter how many tax hikes this legislature and governor approve, we are continually finding ourselves facing new budget deficits, and that’s no surprise to me,” said Rep. Perillo. “I’m pleased that there were some moderate rollbacks on the massive tax hikes to businesses and to our hospitals that were passed in June. But frankly, this mitigation plan takes no definitive structural action to stem the dire situation the state finds itself in overall. I can’t support a measure that fails to do that.”