State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) joined House Republicans as they issued their revised no-tax increase budget for 2018-19. The adjusted budget proposal eliminates the projected $5.1 billion budget deficit, increases school funding for Shelton, reduces the corporate surcharge and mitigates municipal aid losses by reallocating funds.
“After six years of serious fiscal mismanagement compounded by massive tax increases, Democrats are looking to plug the newest gaping hole in the state budget with increased fees, legalized marijuana, casino gambling and pinks slips to state employees,” said Rep. Perillo. “These are more bad decisions that the state can’t afford, and there is another way. Our plan makes some tough decisions, but we managed to put together a budget that restores the governor’s cuts to our municipalities and local education without a tax increase.”