Hartford – Early Saturday, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114) and Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) joined together with a bipartisan coalition of House and Senate colleagues to approve a two-year state budget proposal with no new taxes that would put a stop to the governor’s draconian executive order cuts, and restores funding to core social services. The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan budget by a vote of 77 -73.
“This is the first step toward getting the state back on sane fiscal footing and putting Connecticut back on the road to solvency,” Klarides said. “We owe it to the state of Connecticut to act and have the Governor sign this bipartisan legislation.”
“Our bipartisan budget solution doesn’t take the easy way out or repeat budget mistakes of the past,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “We made bold structural changes and made sure to reform and reshape the size of state government. A veto by the governor will jeopardize our children’s education, raise local property taxes, and keep Connecticut going down the wrong fiscal path. Signing our budget is the right thing to do for the taxpayers of Connecticut.”