House GOP Leader Klarides Responds to Gov. Malloy’s Pursuit of Tolls Study

Posted on July 17, 2018 by admin


“Borrowing millions to study how tolls would impact commuters is frivolous if not ridiculous. We’ve seen other studies, we’ve heard from consultants. We already know the answer to the question he’s asking: it’s going to make it even more expensive to live in Connecticut. Republicans have spelled out how we’d fix roads and bridges—by prioritizing existing dollars. For those who view tolls as some sort of magic solution, it’s time to put a reasonable and concrete plan forward. They should tell us how much it’ll cost everyone, and where you’ll trim government to save money elsewhere. But, clearly, this governor’s new pursuit to spend millions we don’t have as he heads for the exit door shows he has no interest in cutting costs. History has shown the governor does whatever he wants. Taxpayers of this state can’t afford to subsidize whatever costly whims he decides to pursue over the next few months. What’s next? The installation of new judges we neither need nor can afford. We’ve had enough.”

Democrats Cave to Malloy, Let Vetoes Stand

Posted on June 28, 2018 by admin


The failed veto session on June 25 was a charade perpetrated by the Democrats that run the legislature on state taxpayers, public school teachers, parents and those who value honest government.

By calling lawmakers back to Hartford the majority party falsely signaled that it was interested in overriding at least some of the seven bills that Gov. Malloy rejected with the stroke of his pen. All of the legislation – making schools safer, scaling back the Hartford bailout deal, extending tax credits to manufacturers and preserving education for towns and cities – initially passed with veto-proof margins in both the House and Senate.


House GOP Leader Klarides Blasts Democrats for Failing to Override Vetoes on Hartford Bailout, Making Schools Safer, Caving to Gov. Malloy

Posted on June 25, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today blasted Democrats for failing to override Gov. Malloy’s vetoes and pass legislation to scale back the Hartford bailout, make schools safer, preserve education funding and provide tax credits for manufacturers.


House Republican Leader Themis Klarides Calls on Democrats to Aid in Blocking Cuts to Senior Meals

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Admin


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today called upon Democrats to join in efforts to block Gov. Malloy’s scheduled cut of $2 million from senior meals programs when the legislature convenes in a veto session June 25.

Malloy wants to cut the money to help balance the state budget.

“Of all the places the Governor could have chosen to make these cuts he picked out a vital program that feeds the elderly and needy. There are other items he could have selected that make more sense and would not directly affect such a large and vulnerable population,’’ Klarides said.


Orange Lawmakers Talk Legislative Session over Coffee

Posted on June 8, 2018 by admin


ORANGE – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114) and State Reps. Charles Ferraro (R-117) and Pam Staneski (R-119) hosted a coffee hour on Friday, June 2nd at Chip’s Family Restaurant to have a casual conversation about the 2018 legislative session. The lawmakers discussed the bipartisan budget, reform for more efficient special needs treatment and addressed senior issues with representatives of AARP.

The lawmakers encourage those who were unable to make it to visit to find a copy of the 2018 Major Public Acts Report, which provides detailed analysis of bills passed during the session.


Statement from House GOP Leader Klarides on Gov. Malloy’s Veto of Legislation Securing Education Funding for Towns and Cities

Posted on June 2, 2018 by admin


“The punitive and spiteful actions that Gov. Malloy took in cutting school funding for towns and cities after the bipartisan budget was passed warranted the protections the legislature enacted this spring. The veto-proof margins in both the House and Senate that supported our actions are evidence that the Governor is on the wrong side of this issue.”

– Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on Gov. Malloy’s Veto of Legislation Securing Education Funding for Towns and Cities