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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A Thank-You To Those Who Contacted Me

September 19, 2017

I want to thank all my constituents who were watching and communicating with me into the early hours of the morning during last week’s budget session. After going through the GOP budget, I found too many things I could not support, including deep cuts to UConn and changes to the ECS formula.

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GOP Budget Includes New Tax On Teachers

September 19, 2017

A “little known fact" about the Republican budget passed at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning: Besides the $1.8 billion in new revenue, more than the Democratic alternative - tax increases on the middle class, income tax hikes on the working poor, higher car taxes for Middletown families, taxes on hospitals - there's a new tax on teachers. Yes, that's right.

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Herbst: GOP Budget 'Decimates' UConn

September 18, 2017

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst summed up the Republican budget, saying it would decimate UConn, its satellite campuses, the state university system and community colleges across the state. Rep. Haddad called the GOP budget "a recipe for disaster" in his remarks to legislators.

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