DERBY-The Derby State Legislative Delegation will be hosting a Coffee Hour at the Valley Diner Restaurant on Friday, November 17th, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
The lawmakers will be discussing the recently passed bipartisan state budget and issues impacting the state.
HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said towns and cities will get relief from having a budget in place after Gov. Malloy signed it today, but his line item rejection of the state hospital tax will put the plan out of balance and require further legislative action.
“The good news is that our towns and cities will finally have relief in the way of state aid and our much needed social services programs will continue,’’ Klarides said. ”The bad news is the budget is not balanced without the hospital reimbursement deal because of the Governor’s line item veto, and the House and Senate will have to address that in a legislative session.’’
HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said the passage of the compromise state budget after nearly four months of the fiscal year closes the $3.5 billion deficit without raising income taxes and includes historic spending constraints.
”The budget we have put in place includes historic spending constraints that will hedge against future deficits. While this budget is not perfect, it reflects the core Republican components of spending restraints, less borrowing so that we can finally start living within our means,’’ Klarides said.
The narrowing of the Democratic stranglehold on state government following the 2016 elections has led to a compromise budget deal that fundamentally alters the way Connecticut’s government is paid for by imposing historic spending controls, something Republicans have sought for decades.