HARTFORD – State Representative Noreen Kokoruda today expressed disappointment that the governor vetoed the only state budget to pass the General Assembly with bipartisan support. Legislators are now are calling on support to override the veto.
“I am extremely disappointed that Governor Malloy refused to sign a budget that was bipartisan and one that fully funded core social services and education, provided aid to municipalities, and moved Connecticut in a more positive direction without any new taxes,” said Rep. Kokoruda. “The governor vetoed our budget with claims that it was not an actual budget, but he failed to put forth an alternative. The governor’s solution is to run the state through his executive order, which is the worst option. I am hopeful that my colleagues and I can still work together to overturn the governor’s veto and protect our state and communities from his draconian cuts. We need to change direction and the governor’s executive order will not achieve that.”