For more information read the meeting minutes here.
Hello Friends and Neighbors,
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 01138, which carries Route 82 over the Connecticut River in the towns of East Haddam and Haddam.
I am incredibly disappointed by the governor’s actions today.
He is prolonging our fiscal crisis by rejecting the bipartisan budget passed a week and half ago, without demonstrating a willingness to correct the sections he finds objectionable. By vetoing the only proposal to win the support of both the House and the Senate he is putting most towns at risk and ignoring the pleas from taxpayers across the state. At this point Connecticut is the only state without a budget!
He talks about a desire for compromise, but he has done little to bridge the gap between his proposal and the one passed, by the legislature. Since the bi-partisan budget passed the governor and his allies have spent every day railing against the proposal—spreading falsehoods and alienating those who have demonstrated a willingness to make tough choices on behalf of Connecticut’s residents. His veto message today repeated that narrative. It is his proposals that would hurt local schools and his proposals that would hurt residents across the state. Most importantly, his proposal lacks the votes necessary to pass both chambers.
Governor Malloy should have seriously attempted to address the issues he had with the bipartisan budget. We could have forged a compromise if those efforts were undertaken and enacted a budget before his draconian executive order is implemented.
Instead, the Governor and his allies have stopped the clock and sent our beloved state back to the drawing board.