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Statement from House GOP Leader Klarides on Charlottesville Tragedy

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“There is no place for this type of hatred and these acts of cowardice in our country. My heart goes out to the victims and all the families touched by the tragedy in Charlottesville. I thank the police officers and public servants who put their lives on the line and the peaceful protesters who stood up to this evil. My fear is that the political rhetoric will heighten and further divide our society but my hope is that our country will come together in unity.”

Statement by House GOP Leader Klarides Opposing Expansion of UConn Bus Service line

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“We share Gov. Malloy’s frustration over the state budget impasse given that Republicans have put forth numerous budgets and cost saving SEBAC alternatives. We are asking Gov. Malloy to reconsider expanding bus service to the UConn campuses at this time as services for the needy, including elderly food programs and support for the disabled, are being cut.

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Klarides Statement on Attorney General’s SEBAC Opinion

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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today reacted to the Attorney General’s SEBAC opinion by saying it validates the House GOP’s budget proposal to overhaul the state employee wage and benefit systems, and called the House Speaker’s analysis of it “woefully misinformed.”

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Union Concession Costs Not Vetted by Budget Office; Democrats Refuse Vote on GOP Budget

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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today charged that Democratic leadership forced a vote on the SEBAC union concession plan without any independent analysis, and then refused GOP efforts to vote on the Republican budget.

“We have no independent verification as we always have regarding the costs of this plan. This was rushed through by the Democratic leadership who have refused an up or down vote on our Republican plan because they are afraid our plan will pass,’’ Klarides said.

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