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 →