Ohler Reacts to Budget Veto

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Greg MacKinnon


As many of you may have heard, Governor Malloy vetoed the bipartisan budget that was recently passed by the House and Senate. After waiting for multiple days before he finally decided to veto it, he chose to do so with only two days left until October 1st.

In the weeks that have followed since we passed this biennium budget, the Governor and the majority party unleashed a firestorm of lies and deception with the hope that we would all petition against it.

Well, only one of those things happened. They did, in fact, initiate a border to border crusade to smear what has been hailed by every small business and economic organization in the state, every municipal coalition, and all 21 Mayors and First Selectman in our NW Corner as a ‘must sign budget’.

It was clear, in our budget that our small towns were held completely harmless, our schools were fully funded, our small businesses were given more room to breathe, and our families were given far less to worry about.

You know me well enough by now that raising the white flag is never an option. With that, our next goal is to continue reaching across the aisle with our house and senate colleagues and ask them to please consider joining us with a VETO OVERRIDE. Yes, it’s possible.

Interestingly enough, the Governor is now saying that the October 1st deadline could be flexible. It seems our new hard deadline is October 15th. We are all anxious to get back on the house floor for debate and dialogue. That day may happen on October 10th.

As always, I thank you for your time. This isn’t the end by any means. But we must band together on this. God Bless.


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