February 20, 2019

Senator Haskell Responds to Gov. Lamont’s Budget Address

HARTFORD, CT – Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) responded to the budget announcement for the next fiscal year made this afternoon by Governor Ned Lamont. In his address to the General Assembly, Gov. Lamont declared efforts to dig into the state’s fiscal challenges by implementing changes to a number of state issues.

“This is the start of the conversation,” Sen. Haskell said. “I applaud Governor Lamont for raising some very difficult issues in trying to move our state forward. Fixing Connecticut, revitalizing our economy, investing in the next generation and making sure this is an affordable state for everybody is going to require some outside-of-the-box thinking.”

“He hasn’t spent a lot of time in Hartford, nor have I, but we’re ready to bring some fresh eyes to issues that have plagued Connecticut for far too long,” Sen. Haskell continued. “The road ahead is a long one, and I look forward to talking with my constituents about every item on the budget. It won’t be an easy conversation, but I’m thrilled it’s begun with the tenor, the optimistic tone and the vision that our governor brings to the table.”