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Governor's $103 Million Proposed Cuts

September 18, 2015

In the Record Journal story below, my colleagues and I, weigh in on Governor Malloy’s recent announcement ordering $103 million in emergency cuts. This session we fought very hard to maintain critical funding for our most vulnerable citizens during one of the toughest budget negotiations I can remember. While we realize the governor needs to make adjustments amid bad news in the financial markets, it is extremely upsetting to see that we are back where we started. We will continue to defend our programs and will do everything we can to try to find alternatives to help minimize the impact of any cuts.

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$600K for Linden St. School Demo

July 17, 2015

I’m proud to announce the school construction bill (HB 7102) recently signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy includes $600,000 for the demolition project at the old Linden Street School. This funding adds to the $1.5 million appropriated for the project by the Legislature in 2014.

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Paderewski Park Upgrade

July 16, 2015

State Rep. Betty Boukus was on hand for a ribbon-cutting July 7 celebrating work that had been completed at Plainville’s Paderewski Park.

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Additional Cash For Wethersfield

July 1, 2015

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey credited Russ Morin for working with the budget team to include an extra $500,000 above and beyond what the town received in the original state budget

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