February 8, 2017

Larson Releases Statement on Governor Malloy’s Budget Proposal

State Senator Tim Larson (D-East Hartford) made the following statement Wednesday in response to Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Fiscal Year 2018/2019 biennial budget proposal, which was unveiled before a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives.

“I think we all need to digest the information that was rolled out today, and remember that we are still in the very early days of this process. No budget proposal has ever been passed without changes by the Legislature, and so while there are some stark numbers in this proposal, nothing is set in stone. I do think that towns will have to sharpen their pencils and be ready to come to the table and partner with the state. We all need to take a hard look at areas where savings can be made, and not live in fear of new ideas and methods for meeting our obligations.”

View Governor Malloy’s full budget proposal online.