McGorty and Perillo Call for Restoration of Funeral Honors Funding for Veterans


State Representatives Ben McGorty (R-122) and Jason Perillo (R-113) today called on Governor Dannel Malloy to reverse his executive order cutting funding to Honor Guard details provided by the state for funerals of veterans.  The executive order was issued by the governor to provide for operation of state government while no state budget is in place nearly three months after the conclusion of the 2017 legislative session, and two months after the start of the current fiscal year.

“We understand that the governor has to run state government, and that he has to find cuts facing a massive $5.1 billion deficit,” said Rep. McGorty.  “But short-changing those who served and sacrificed for the freedom of our nation by cutting funding for their military honors as they are laid to rest is disgraceful.  Maintaining such honors should be a priority.”

“Needing to find places to cut and save is understandable – taking away the final military honors from a veteran who served his country is not,” said Rep. Perillo. “If this is what we are being handed due to legislative Democrats being inert on the budget, they should really reexamine their priorities.” Read More →

Rep. Perillo – Update from the Capitol: GOP Budget and Union Agreement


Rep. Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) gives an update from the State Capitol on the status of the proposed House Republican budget and the union contract  revision agreement.  Click above for Jason’s message.

Perillo Supports Veto Override on Affordable Housing Reform Measure


Rep. Jason Perillo (R-113) voted in favor of overriding the veto of Governor Dannel P. Malloy of affordable housing reform legislation aimed at easing the ability of Shelton and other similar communities statewide to achieve a moratorium on certain affordable housing requirements under the state’s 8-30g statutory requirements.

The legislation, HB 6880,  passed both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly during the regular 2017 session, but was vetoed by Malloy earlier this month. In both chambers the override squeaked by with the minimum votes possible; 101-47 votes in the House and 24-12 in the Senate. Read More →

Rep. Perillo’s Capitol Update – Revised House Republican Budget Proposal


As the state enters its second week of being without a budget, and operating under executive order of the governor, House Republicans put on an open presentation of their revised budget proposal.  Rep. Jason Perillo gives an update from the Capitol following the presentation.

Click above for Jason’s remarks.  Click below to check out the full House GOP budget proposal.

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