Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

April 20, 2018

Statement of Senate President Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) issued the following statement this evening praising State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague), who is Senate Co-Chair of the Appropriations Committee:

“I want to praise Senator Osten for her incisive and penetrating questioning this afternoon of the Republican alternative budget proposal. With insight and honesty, Senator Osten picked a thread that unraveled the Republican budget, noting its myriad problems, beginning with its fake pension savings and their use of an extremely dubious and potentially illegal scheme to make an end-run around collective bargaining, to the Republicans’ reckless use of our Rainy Day Fund, and on and on. Senator Osten has always had an astute fiscal eye and a plainspoken manner that benefits her constituents and all the people of Connecticut.”