Republican budget finally called in House – Passes with bipartisan vote
State Representatives Tom O’Dea (R-125) and Fred Wilms (R-142) were in Hartford Friday for a second day in a row to vote on a biennial budget for the State of Connecticut after the House failed to go in to take up a Democratic budget that had been negotiated with Governor Malloy. Earlier that day, the State Senate passed the House and Senate Republican budget with a surprise bipartisan vote including three Democrats.
The Republican budget moved to the State House of Representatives where five Democrats joined all 72 Republicans to pass the GOP No-Tax-Increase budget 77-73.
“Tonight we took the first step to turning this state around and reversing our economic decline that has been driven by constant tax hikes,” said Rep. O’Dea. “By passing this no-tax-increase budget tonight, we have begun the journey back. We made the tough choices we know are needed to get this state moving in the right direction. I thank the Democrats in the Senate and the House who had the courage to join with us to make this budget a bipartisan reality.” Read More →