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House GOP Leader Klarides Says Malloy Pension Proposal Pushes Off Problems to the Future

Posted on December 9, 2016


HARTFORD – The Governor’s proposed pension plan pushes off filling the gaping hole in Connecticut’s state employee retirement plans, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said today, and noted that the administration and unions did not achieve any savings in employee benefits as part of their negotiations.

The Governor released the proposal today after lengthy discussions with state unions over the required state contributions.

Republicans Call for Informational Hearing on Conflicting Budget Projections

Posted on October 17, 2016


HARTFORD – House and Senate Republicans are calling on Governor Malloy’s budget office to answer to state lawmakers about why the administration withheld information from the public detailing a shortfall in the state budget.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) are calling for the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue & Bonding committees to hold an informational hearing so that officials from the governor’s budget office can explain

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides’ Statement on OFA Budget Deficit

Posted on October 13, 2016


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today said the state’s underperforming income and sales tax revenue has put Connecticut nearly $79 million in deficit, and conflicts with the Governor’s budget office which has insisted as recently as Sept. 20 there was no deficit.

The Office of Fiscal Analysis, OFA, today reported that the state is indeed flowing in red ink to the tune of $78.9 million, due to sliding income and sales tax revenues, while the Governor’s budget chief has said twice