October 26, 2017

Senator Larson Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan State Budget

Senator Tim Larson (D-East Hartford) released the following statement regarding Thursday morning’s Senate passage of the bipartisan state budget:

“This is where we came together. Connecticut residents asked for a bipartisan state budget and after months of negotiations, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate voted to pass a budget that invests in growing jobs, maintains funding for education, and protects taxpayers and businesses. We needed to adapt to tough economic times, but we’re still building our economy through investments in innovation, green energy, bioscience and manufacturing. By Democrats and Republicans coming together, we’ve created a budget that holds the line on taxes and implements long-term structural reforms. Meanwhile, we delivered on important progressive priorities by protecting higher education, saving the City of Hartford from bankruptcy, and ensuring Allianace Districts continue to be held harmless under ECS.”