Statement from House GOP Leader Klarides on Gov. Malloy’s Budget Revisions

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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today reacted to the Governor’s proposed budget reductions, calling them punitive because the deepest cuts are targeted to towns and cities that have shown fiscal responsibility.

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Statement by House GOP Leader Klarides Opposing Expansion of UConn Bus Service line

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“We share Gov. Malloy’s frustration over the state budget impasse given that Republicans have put forth numerous budgets and cost saving SEBAC alternatives. We are asking Gov. Malloy to reconsider expanding bus service to the UConn campuses at this time as services for the needy, including elderly food programs and support for the disabled, are being cut.

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Rep. Yaccarino Attends Benchmark Assisted Living Veterans Coffee Hour

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HAMDEN– State Representative Dave Yaccarino attended a coffee hour event with seniors and veterans at Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden on Monday, August 7 to discuss recent legislation, which impacts both veterans and seniors in Connecticut.

“It is always an honor to meet veterans and listen to their perspective – that’s my job as a legislator. I’m grateful to Frank and William, along with all of those who’ve served in our Armed Forces, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to spend some time with them,” said Rep. Yaccarino. “As legislators, we need to ensure that we are always finding ways to improve the quality of life for residents in any community, and in order to do so effectively, we must hear first-hand from that group of individuals.” 

Frank Emlee, State Representative Dave Yaccarino and William Courrier attend “Benchmark Assisted Living Veterans Coffee Hour” on Monday, August 7 in Hamden.

Statement from House GOP Leader Klarides on the Attorney General’s SEBAC Opinion

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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today reacted to the Attorney General’s SEBAC opinion by saying it validates the House GOP’s budget proposal to overhaul the state employee wage and benefit systems, and called the House Speaker’s analysis of it “woefully misinformed.”

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House Republicans Detail No-Tax Hike Budget

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HARTFORD – House Republicans, in an effort to jump start stalled budget talks, today detailed their no-tax increase budget that increases school spending for every town and city, cuts borrowing and the state workforce and restores a $200 property tax credit.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides called the proposal an honest plan that eliminates the $5.1 billion budget over the next two years and initiates long-term structural changes by not extending the SEBAC agreement five years as Governor Malloy negotiated with state unions.

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