Governor Dannel P. Malloy addressed a joint session of the State House of Representatives today, laying out his vision for the next biennial budget for the State of Connecticut. State Representatives Jason Perillo(R-113), Ben McGorty (R-122) and State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) noted that the budget did nothing to change the administration’s lack of fiscal responsibility by simply increasing taxes on the middle class, and sending the tab for bad financial management to cities and towns.
“With this budget today Dan Malloy is letting us know that he is now just as good at raising local property taxes as he is at raising state taxes,” said Rep. Perillo. “That’s exactly what this budget does by sending cities and towns the bill for a third of teacher pensions, and reforming the Education Cost Share formula so it will shortchange virtually everyone. The long and short of what we heard today is that this governor’s economic policies continue to fail, so now towns and cities get the bill. It’s a terrible way to govern.”