Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

April 19, 2023

Senate President Looney & Speaker Ritter Release Statement Regarding State Budget

Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven) and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) released the following statement regarding the state budget:

“Thank you to the members of the Appropriations and Finance committees for their work in producing a budget and revenue bill this week. We are profoundly grateful to the committee chairs for their hard work in building a consensus, a process we can especially appreciate.

This budget will serve as a foundational document as we continue to work to pass a budget by the end of this legislative session.

As we move forward, we will be looking at finding ways to bolster funding in a number of critical areas – including nonprofits, public schools, higher education, healthcare and childcare workers, paraprofessionals and group homes – while still protecting the fiscal health of the state and providing residents with historic tax relief.”