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Klarides Responds to Majority Parties Attempt to Shelve Bipartisan Budget

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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on Tuesday afternoon fielded questions from the capitol press corps following an attempt from House Democrat leadership to kill the bipartisan budget.

Connecticut’s Misplaced Priorities Root of Gridlock

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Now, more than three months into the state’s longest budget impasse in recorded history, the priorities of both the Democrats, their party’s governor, and the Republicans have been made clear.

Connecticut does not have a budget three months into the fiscal year – we are the only state without one. Towns and cities await the looming fiscal blow that will land in October as they try to manage without anticipated funds from the state. Because Gov. Malloy vetoed the bipartisan budget the legislature approved Sept. 16, the bureaucracy run by Hartford stumbles along under the minimalist executive order that will manage our affairs.

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Klarides Selected for Women in Government Leadership “Class of 2018”

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WASHINGTON, DC  —  Governing announced the selection of 25 women elected leaders to the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2018, including House Republican Leader Themis Klarides from Connecticut. The women selected to the program are changing the face of politics in America, from council chambers to statehouses, during a tumultuous time in American history. Their service, courage and commitment to advancing good government is celebrated with their invitation to this national network.

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Klarides Says Approval of GOP Budget Signals New Direction for Connecticut

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HARTFORD – Following the stunning bipartisan vote on the state budget to approve the Republican budget, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides hailed the passage of the bipartisan package by a 78-72 margin at 1:44 a.m. early Saturday morning in the House, and urged Gov. Malloy to reconsider his threatened veto avert the massive cuts Democrats will inflict on Connecticut schools on Oct. 1, absent a two-year tax and spending plan and sign the measure.

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