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Working Towards A Consensus Budget

September 22, 2017

The Legislature recently passed a budget.  The Republican-generated budget passed because it garnered a handful of Democrat votes in both chambers, although it’s a “bi-partisan” budget in name only.

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If adopted, the Republican budget would have devastating effects on New Haven

September 21, 2017

The Republicans’ two-year $40.68 billion spending package decreases funding to cities that need it most and increases aid to affluent suburban towns. If adopted, this budget would hinder our urban cities’ abilities to be the economic engines Connecticut needs to drive its economy and attract young professionals and new businesses to our region. If adopted, this budget would have devastating effects on New Haven.

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GOP Budget Axes Help For Thousands

September 21, 2017

Blasting the Republican-passed state budget, Rep. Roland Lemar says a cut to the community college system sends a message to future employers that the state is not open for business. Many community college students are Connecticut high school graduates who find a home here, get a start here and become part of the workforce of the future here, Lemar said in this New Haven Independent news story.

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If adopted, Republican budget would have devastating effects on Bridgeport

September 20, 2017

The Republicans' two-year budget is unbalanced, relies on unrealistic savings and contains significant cuts to higher education. Their spending package would also slash vital services and programs that our most vulnerable residents rely on. I stood in opposition to their budget proposal and voted "No" because not only does this spending plan hurt our most vulnerable residents, but it also contradicts Connecticut's fundamental values.

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