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.
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.
HARTFORD – Connecticut House and Senate Republicans on Sept. 12 joined together to release a revised two-year state budget proposal with no new taxes that would put a stop to the governor’s executive order, restore funding for education and core social services, and provide stability for towns and cities.
The revised budget includes no tax increases and rejects the governor’s proposal to shift teacher pension costs onto towns and cities that would further burden municipalities and lead to increased property taxes. The Republican budget proposal combines elements of the Senate and House Republicans’ multiple prior budget proposals, feedback from Democrats, and factors in the legislature’s passage of the state employee labor concessions deal that is now law. The original Republican budget was first released in April and updated throughout the year as the state’s financial situation changed. Read More
House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today said a new audit report on state employee retirement and employee benefit funds spotlights the potential for government waste in a state where taxpayers simply can’t afford it, and she called for Comptroller Kevin Lembo to sit before legislators and answer questions on auditors’ findings.