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Doug McCrory

Lifting as We Climb

Standing Up for Hartford

Earlier this week I stood with members of Hartford’s legislative delegation on the steps of Hartford City Hall to call out the failed Republican state budget for its huge tax increases on Hartford city residents, businesses and entertainment venues while simultaneously withdrawing needed support for the city and for renovations to the downtown XL Center.

The Republican budget is an insult to the people who live here in Hartford, to the companies doing business here in Connecticut’s capital city, and to Hartford’s future as a whole.

The Republican budget includes $14 million in car tax hikes for the residents and businesses of Hartford. It ends the Small Business Express program, which has saved 1,600 jobs in the city. There are zero Republican dollars for renovating the XL Center, and just a few million dollars in Republican aid for Hartford when the city needs $40 million. The Republicans even have a new tax on teachers.

We as a state have got to create a state budget that does better for the people of Hartford and our surrounding communities. That’s what I’m urging Democratic leaders to do.

VIDEO: Hartford