Report by Paula Antolini
September 28, 2017 5:47PM EDT
Sen. McLachlan: Tell the Legislature: ‘Pass the Budget. Override the Governor’s Veto!’
Sign this petition to urge members of the legislature to override the governor’s veto so that the state can adopt a budget.
Without a state budget, the governor’s draconian executive order will remain in effect and decimate school funding.
But that doesn’t have to happen if we override his veto.
Sign this petition to tell lawmakers to “Pass the budget! Override Malloy’s Veto.”
The budget that passed the legislature with bipartisan support that Gov. Malloy vetoed includes the following:
- increases k-12 education funding. We do it with a formula that takes into account poverty, enrollment and number of English Language Learners in order to help our neediest communities.
- does not shift teacher pension costs onto towns and cities, a cost that could fall on the backs of teachers, schools and property taxpayers.
- does not tax your cell phones.
- has no new tax on non-prescription drugs and medicines
- has no real estate conveyance tax hike
- has no sales tax hike
- has no tax hike on restaurants
- has no income tax hikes
- has no tolls or mileage taxes
- has no increased fees in energy bills
Our plan restores funding for core services to our neediest and most vulnerable residents, including:
- job opportunities for people with disabilities
- mental health grants
- substance abuse treatment to combat the opioid epidemic
- the CT Home Care program, which allows seniors to stay in their homes rather than being forced into nursing homes.
- Meals on Wheels
To control and reduce state government spending, our plan:
- contains an enforceable cap on state spending
- requires an effective cap on state borrowing
- requires the legislature to vote on state labor contracts
This is a budget that aims to steer our state in a new and sustainable direction.
The only way chaos can ensue now is if we allow Governor Malloy’s veto to stand.
Sign this petition to tell lawmakers to stand up to Governor Malloy and pass a state budget!