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Unbalanced And Detrimental Republican Budget Opposed

September 19, 2017

I voted against an unbalanced Republican budget in the House of Representatives that would have proven detrimental to Bridgeport and municipalities across the state.

 

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Republican budget would have devastating effects on Bridgeport and its residents

September 19, 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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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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