Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

June 15, 2022

Looney, Ritter Statement on GOP’s Political Press Release

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) released the following statement in response to the House and Senate Republican political press release from today:

“House and Senate Republicans are trying to change history. They overwhelmingly voted ‘no’ on more than $600-million in tax cuts and now they are facing voters who realize that Republicans voted against cutting the gas tax, against providing tax relief to families and against eliminating taxes on pensions. After failing to propose a comprehensive budget in the 2021 or 2022 legislative sessions, the Republicans are back to trying to govern by political press release instead of doing the real work that’s put Connecticut in its best fiscal position in a generation. We pay down the state’s debt while they propose spend, spend, spend in a piecemeal fashion. Purely partisan actions like this political game of one-upmanship will steer our state right back into the cycle of cuts and tax increases. We hope Republicans will use the months that we are in session next year to propose a balanced budget.”