Report by Paula Antolini
September 18, 2017 11:00AM EDT
Sen. Boucher: Tell Governor Malloy ‘Don’t Veto this Budget!’
It was an amazing display of courage at the state Capitol Friday
Multiple Democrat lawmakers in both the Senate and House of Representatives joined with Republicans to vote for our state budget proposal.
The legislature has officially passed a bipartisan budget that now moves to the governor’s desk for his signature. This is a budget that restores education funding for our schools, that holds towns and cities harmless to cuts over the next two years, that restores funding for core social services that help the most vulnerable, and that does not impose new taxes on CT residents.
This historic and now bipartisan budget deserves support, not a veto from the governor. A veto will mean chaos as the governor’s drastic executive order cuts to schools would go into effect Oct 1 and the state’s deficit becomes harder to solve as each day goes by. A veto should not stand in the way of a budget that aims to restore confidence in our state.
Call Governor Malloy at (800) 406-1527 to tell him “Don’t veto this budget!”
Learn more about the budget at NewDirectionCT.com